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Arlington man had lottery ticket worth $110,000 and didn't even know it

Arlington resident Alan Jenks bought a ticket for the July 16 Hit 5 drawing, but then he forgot about it. It was only two weeks later that he recalled he had the lottery ticket in his wallet, so he checked to see if it was a winner, and discovered it was worth $110,000.

Jenks, a general contractor, found out about the money at the local Safeway, the same store where he purchased the ticket, which he had visited several times since the drawing.

"I knew there had been a winner there, but I didn't think anything of it," Jenks said. "When I finally checked my ticket, the clerk smiled and pointed to the jackpot sign above the desk, and told me that was what I won!"

Jenks immediately told his wife Debbie that they were $110,000 richer. The two plan to pay off some bills with their winnings.

"I might sleep really well tonight!" Jenks said.

Two winning tickets for the July 16 Hit 5 drawing split the $220,000 cash pot. The winning numbers for the drawing were 02-12-13-17-24. Jenks purchased his ticket at the Safeway located at 3532 172nd St. NE in Arlington.

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