Couple believes they had won $360 in lottery, but it was actually $360,000

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A Lynnwood couple mistakenly thought their winning "Hit 5" ticket was only valued $360, but it was actually worth $360,000.

The winning ticket was purchased by the unnamed couple at a nearby supermarket. The husband returned to the shop after the drawing to see if he had won anything.

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He attempted to claim his prize at the store since he believed he had only won $360.

The Fred Meyer employee advised him to go to the lottery office to pick up his win because it was too big to be cashed there.

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The worker informed the man that the prize wasn't worth $360 but instead $360,000.

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Photo:Nam Y. Huh/AP

The employee was shocked and inquired if the man needed a chair. He immediately said, "No! I must cash this now! and sprinted outside.

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After accepting their award, the couple immediately wrote a $10,000 check to their son and daughter-in-law in honour of their upcoming first grandchild.

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