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Oregon Powerball Players Win over $913,000! - 08/24/17

August 24, 2017 - Salem, Ore. -- Oregon Powerball players did their share of winning last night, despite the $759 million Powerball jackpot-winning ticket not being sold in Oregon.

Overall, for yesterday's drawing, Oregon had over 100,000 winning tickets amounting to over $913,000 in prizes.

"In Oregon, we had six $50,000 Powerball winners." said Oregon Lottery Spokesman Chuck Baumann. "One of those ticket holders added the Power Play multiplier. The number 4 was drawn as the multiplier making their original $50,000 prize worth $200,000!"

"When jackpots get that large," said Oregon Lottery Director Barry Pack referring to the over-$700 million Powerball jackpot, "sales soar as players come out for a chance to win and to dream a little."

Since the last Powerball drawing on Aug. 19, Oregon Powerball sales have totaled nearly $5.4 million. For Wednesday, Aug. 23 alone, Oregon's Powerball sales were over $3 million.

"For every dollar played on Powerball in Oregon, half stays in Oregon to help fund programs and projects such as public schools, job creation, state parks and natural resources," added Pack.

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 should contact the Lottery office to schedule an appointment to claim their prize.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned over $11 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org.