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A Pasco man is cashing in a Hit 5 ticket worth $180,000!

But, talk about sweating it out. He went back to the Tesoro on Fourth Street to see if it was a winner. When he found out that it was, he raced home to tell his wife and LEFT THE WINNING TICKET ON THE COUNTER AT THE GAS STATION!

After retrieving the ticket, he signed it immediately and all was right with the world. Whew!

The winner and his wife recently bought a restaurant in the Tri-Cites, so they're going to use most of the money to pay that off!