Othello Harvest Foods

OTHELLO - Joel Garza of Othello is $50,000 richer after winning big in Washington’s Powerball. A

According to public information released on Washington Lottery’s website, Joel purchased his winning ticket from LEP-RE-KON Harvest Foods on Main Street in Othello on November 1.

In order to win $50,000 from Powerball, your numbers must match four white ball numbers and one Powerball number. The odds of winning $50,000 from Washington’s Powerball is 1 in 913,000.

Maria, the bookkeeper at Othello Harvest Foods handles lottery win claims at the store. She says she came face-to-face with Joel the moment he found out.

“He was shocked, but really calm about it,” Maria told iFIBER ONE News on Thursday. “We all thought it was a joke at first and so did he, but he actually won.”

In her year-and-a-half working at the store, Maria says it was the first big lottery win she knew of.

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