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Three time local war veteran wins $100,000

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Valley resident, William Lee considers himself to be a very lucky man. That's hard to debate after hearing his life story. Not to mention the fact that he just claimed a $100,000 prize playing a Scratch game from Washington's Lottery.

William has experienced a great deal at ninety-years old. He served in the Army for thirty years in the first battalion provisional infantry, as a master sergeant and is a veteran of World War II, Vietnam and Korea. William was also a prisoner of war for three and a half years.

William enjoys playing the Lottery and is known as "Mister Lucky" at the Liberty Lake Chevron where he is a regular customer and frequently wins small amounts playing Scratch. He bought two tickets on Sunday morning and both turned out to be winners, but the $100,000 jackpot was the largest Lottery amount he's ever won before. William said he "had a hunch" he was going to win.

"I stuck it in my pocket and walked out!" he explained. He is a lucky man indeed. When he left, he called his daughter first, to share the good news. He told her, "My luck has returned with a bang!" She went on to say, "That is quite a bang!"

William and his wife were married for sixty-two years and together had two daughters, five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. He says he plans on putting all of the winnings into savings.

 He bought his winning ticket at the Chevron on North Liberty Lake Road in Liberty Lake.

 

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