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  • 2014 General Election Results Certified

    VOTEFinal Certification in Mason County. Each county certifies results on November 25, 2014. The Secretary of State certifies final results by December 4, 2014.The results posted before certification are unofficial. Voter turnout in Mason County was 59.5%. A total of 20,903 ballots were counted.… Read More +

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  • October Unemployment Rates Released

    UnemployByCountyOct2014Unemployment in Washington State ticked up to 6.0% in October from a rate of 5.7% the month prior. The federal unemployment rate crept down to 5.8%. Thurston County reported a modest 6.3% unemployment rate, which was notably lower than most neighboring counties, which included 8.1% in… Read More +

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  • Huskies Prep For Apple Cup Vs. Washington St

    applecup2014Washington coach Chris Petersen had barely sat down Monday when he started getting peppered with questions about coaching in his first Apple Cup. Petersen at least wanted a moment to recognize what the Huskies accomplished over the weekend, becoming bowl eligible and taking some of the stress out of his first matchup with Washington State.

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Fortune Cookie Prediction Leads to $1 Million Lottery Win

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_4b6de3e68d.jpgMassachusetts Lottery(SOUTHWICK, Mass.) -- Have you ever cracked open a fortune cookie and hoped to get a message – or numbers – that would change your life? William Johnson, a Southwick, Mass., resident, was having dinner with his wife last week when he opened his cookie and found this message: “You will soon come into a lot of gold.”

Feeling lucky, Johnson bought a $10 Massachusetts Millionaire Mania scratch-off ticket the following day. He held on to the ticket for a few days before scratching it, and when he did, he found himself $1 million richer.

Johnson collected his winnings on Monday. He chose the cash option, receiving a one-time, lump sum payment of $650,000, before taxes.

ABC News could not reach Johnson for comment on Tuesday, but according to the Massachusetts State Lottery, he and his wife plan to take their time deciding what to do with their good fortune. They are thinking of buying a lake house, the lottery said.

Johnson bought his ticket at Colonial News located in Feeding Hills. The store will receive a $10,000 commission on the sale.

There are two $3 million prizes and three $1 million prizes remaining in the Massachusetts Millionaire Mania instant game.

The overall odds of winning the game are about 1 in 3.5 million, according to the lottery’s website.

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