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Goldendale man wins Hit 5


Gary McKinley, veteran and retired middle school math teacher, is celebrating his $160,000 win after playing Hit 5. He purchased the winning ticket at Triple D Corner Market in Goldendale (1100 E Broadway St).

“I went into town with eight or nine tickets,” he said. “I won a dollar, then checked my next ticket and saw $160 and thought, ‘Not bad!’ Then I saw the extra zeroes and thought it couldn’t be right, so I went to the cashier, and he was so excited.”

McKinley joined the military when he was 19 years old and served two combat tours in Vietnam. After he retired in 1988, he earned his master’s degree and taught middle school math for 20 years. “I still keep in contact...

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