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Roofer of 40 years hits $50,000 Powerball prize (Photo) - 03/11/19

March 11, 2019 - Salem, Ore. – Robert Staley of Myrtle Creek still can’t believe he was just one number away from hitting a Powerball jackpot.

“Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice to win $50,000, but it really messes with you that you were one number away,” Staley said laughing.

Staley uses his family’s birthdays for his numbers and has been playing them for years. He purchased the ticket at McKay’s Market in Myrtle Point.

“We hit all the birthdays but the number we missed was a 32, hard to win when there isn’t a month with 32 days in it!” he said. “But they hit and so we will take it!”

The winning numbers on the Feb. 23 drawing were 04-06-14-20-32- with a Powerball of 13. Staley hit all the numbers but the 39 to win $50,000. He also won $4.

Staley, who re-roofs houses on the coast, said he was going to pay off his house with the money.

“It will be nice to owe nothing on my house, that will be great,” he said.

During the 2015-17 biennium, more than $25.7 million in Oregon Lottery proceeds were directed to economic development, parks, education and watershed enhancement in Douglas County, where Staley lives and purchased the ticket. Since 1985, Oregon Lottery players have won more than $38 billion in prizes.

The Oregon Lottery reminds players to always sign the back of their Lottery tickets, regardless of the game. In the event of winning a jackpot, they should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Prize winners of more than $50,000 are advised to contact the Lottery office and schedule an appointment to claim their prize.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned nearly $12 billion for economic development, public education, state parks, Veterans services and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org

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