GOLDENDALE, Wash. – Klickitat County sheriff's deputy Ed L. Gunnyon found a lot more than the standard Easter egg.
While doing laundry on Sunday, the 38-year-old married father of four came across a $20 Millionaire scratch ticket he had almost forgotten buying and discovered he had won the $1 million top prize, good for $37,500 annually over the next 20 years after deductions for taxes.
"The bunny was good to us this year," Gunnyon said Tuesday, revealing his good fortune at a news conference in Yakima.
State lottery officials said Gunnyon is the first $1 million winner in the scratch ticket game. Four more are expected.
Gunnyon said he and his wife plan to get a new car and save some of the money as a nest egg for retirement and their children's college education.