Lake Stevens man
wins Mega Millions
While his wife continued to look around the store, he checked out and reached into his wallet for some cash when he saw a Mega Millions ticket he had bought the previous week. The cashier scanned the ticket for him and a shocked look swept over her face as she passed the winning ticket back.
“She told me I won and she kept repeating it, but it just wasn’t sinking in,” Adams said. “When it finally did I had to hold myself up so I wouldn’t fall, and then I called down the aisle to my wife to tell her we won $250,000!”
Adams is known for a being a practical joker, so it took a while to convince his wife that he wasn’t teasing about winning the Mega Millions second tier prize.
“The cashier kept looking at my wife, Tina, saying over and over again that we really won. I had to show her the ticket so she could check it herself and when she realized it, she started to get so excited,” Adams laughed.
While Adams knows he’d like to invest most of his winnings, he’s got a few plans for some of the money.
“I plan on buying a tractor,” Adams said, “but what I’m most excited about is donating some of it to the Marysville-Pilchuck High School wrestling team.”
Adams and his wife have been long time supporters of the high school’s wrestling team. Each year, the team gives away two $500 scholarships to its star senior wrestlers. One of this year’s wrestlers happens to be one of the Adams’ close family friends.
“One of our close friends has a son who wrestles and we’ve donated for the past nine years to the team,” Adams said. “I’m just thrilled we get to give them a lot more this year.”