Pasco woman claims $9.6 million jackpot in YakimaPosted: Updated:
YAKIMA, Wash. -- A Pasco woman claims the $9.6 million Lotto jackpot Tuesday. It's the second big lottery win out of the Tri-Cities within a week.
Deborah Harden, along with her family, claimed her prize at the Regional Office on 5th Avenue in Yakima. Washington Lottery leaders say this is the State's third largest Lotto jackpot. The $9.6 million winning ticket was sold at the Pasco Chevron at 3720 West Court Street.
Last week, Glenn Patrick, of Kennewick, picked up his $600,000 Hit 5 lottery prize.
When asked about winning her big paycheck Harden responded by saying, "I know we always dream about it, but I guess further down the road I'd probably be able to give you a better answer, because I just don't know. I'm still just in shock a little bit."
Deborah and her husband James, plan to continue working and already have big plans for the money. "We are going to help our kids with their mortgages, set up college funds for our grandkids; most of it will go to our retirement, but we are planning to take the whole family to Disneyland!" exclaimed Harden.
Deborah and James, both 60, will be celebrating their 27th wedding anniversary on Thursday.
The Pasco Chevron received $96,000 for selling the winning Lotto ticket. The winning Hit 5 ticket was sold at the Chevron at 2610 West Kennewick Ave. The store received $6,000 for selling the winning Hit 5 ticket last week.