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City Council candidate set for life with lotto win

A West Central Neighborhood leader says his life won’t be altered much by his recent lottery win that will give him $1,000 a week for the rest of his life.

Kelly Cruz, 53, was with his father on New Year’s Eve at Safeway on Northwest Boulevard to buy milk and bread when he decided to join his father in buying lottery tickets. Cruz chose a “Lucky for Life” scratch ticket because it’s a game his brother often plays.

Last year, Cruz, a carpenter, made an unsuccessful run for City Council. He lives with his father, a retired electrician, in the home his father built.

Ephrata couple new multi millionaires

 

Jim and Carolyn McCullar check to see how much money he brought to Olympia to pick up their Mega Million jackpot winnings. He had $8 in his pocket.

OLYMPIA – When Jim McCullar woke his wife Carolyn shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday night, she was worried he was having another heart attack.
“Are you OK?” the Ephrata woman asked her husband of 41 years.
“Yeah. I'm perfect.”
A few seconds earlier, Jim McCullar was watching television, and switched from the Glenn Beck show to catch the weather on KHQ. “Stephanie Vigil looked me right in the eye and said ‘This is what you've been waiting for. The Mega Million Dollar lottery numbers.’ She read off the six numbers, and Jim McCullar knew they’d won because those were the numbers the couple always play: her birthday, and his.
  

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