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Oregon Lottery to hand out free Scratch-its to celebrate $3 million Mega Millions win (Photo) - 08/20/19

Oregon Lottery to celebrate $3 million Mega Millions win at Jacksonville Chevron

Jacksonville man ties for Oregon’s largest Mega Millions prize

WHO: Oregon Lottery officials

WHEN: Noon, Wednesday, August 21, 2019

WHERE: Jacksonville Chevron, 945 N 5th Street, Jacksonville, OR

WHAT: Oregon Lottery officials will present a $30,000 selling bonus check to representatives of Jacksonville Chevron for selling a winning $3 million Mega Millions ticket. That ties the record for the largest Mega Millions prize since Oregon began offering the game in 2010. Lottery officials will also be handing out a limited number of free promotional Scratch-it tickets at the event.

BACKGROUND: Martin Olverson from Jacksonville won $3 million playing Mega Millions. He hit five numbers but missed the Megaball, however he did spend an extra dollar on the “Megaplier” which increased his $1 million prize to $3 million. He is the second person to win $3 million playing Mega Millions this year. Ann Mingis of Springfield also won $3 million in January, and at the time that was the largest Mega Millions prize in Oregon since the game came to the state in 2010.

During the 2015-17 biennium more than $34.7 million lottery dollars were directed to Jackson County’s state parks, school districts, watershed enhancement projects and economic development.

VISUALS: Oregon Lottery officials will present an over-sized ceremonial check to representatives of Jacksonville Chevron and will also distribute a limited amount of free promotional Scratch-it tickets to patrons of the store.

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

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