18-Year-Old Wins $50,000 On Scratch-Off Ticket Gifted To Him As A High School Graduation Gift

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Most high school graduates get cards stuffed with heartfelt messages and tokens of well-wishes for their future journey. But for one lucky teen in Washington State, his journey to adulthood was met with an unexpected twist.

For him, his graduation card concealed an astonishing $50,000 secret.

Imagine crossing the stage, clutching your hard-earned diploma, only to scratch off a fortune from an unassuming ticket gifted as a token of ‘good luck’. This isn’t your average grad’s tale – it’s the real-life story of an 18-year-old who found himself $50,000 richer overnight, all thanks to a lucky high school graduation gift from his dad. 

In a turn of events that reads like a Hollywood script, high school graduate Lance Wall of Washougal, 18, found his life changed overnight when a celebratory gift from his father turned out to be a $50,000 lottery windfall.

According to a press release from the Washington Lottery, Wall’s father purchased a Six Figures Scratch ticket as a graduation gift for his son at a 7 Market in Camas, Washington. This was the young man’s first time playing a Washington Lottery game, according to the lottery press release. 

Upon scratching the ticket to reveal the results, Lance’s dad discovered a staggering $50,000 win, securing a windfall for his son.

The odds of winning the $50,000 prize in the Six Figures Scratch scratch-off game are a daunting 1-in-913,000, according to the Washington Lottery.

News of the unexpected fortune quickly sparked joy throughout the Wall family.

According to the Washington Lottery, Wall is currently enjoying summer vacations. He told the Washington Lottery he plans to invest his newfound windfall towards his future aspirations of becoming an artist.

B. Carlisle

Contributing editor at Wealth Gang. An entrepreneur at heart, he's passionate about meaningful ways to leverage technology and social media for business opportunities and side hustles.