FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Ray Martin
Oregon Lottery® Continues Search For
$21.8 Million MegabucksSM Winner
Prize From July 30, 2011, Drawing Remains Unclaimed
November 02, 2011 - Salem, Ore. -
Check the attic. Turn over those couch cushions. Empty out that automobile’s glove box. Search that purse or wallet you haven’t used lately. Don’t leave any stone unturned. There’s a winning ticket for a $21.8 million MegabucksSM
jackpot out there, and the Oregon Lottery® would love to make the acquaintance of its owner.
There were 19,879 winning tickets in the July 30 Megabucks drawing, and one of those winning tickets matched all six numbers, for a $21.8 million prize. The winning numbers, in order, are
. The winning ticket was sold by a Portland Oregon Lottery retailer, who is unknown at this time. The owner of the winning ticket has until 5:00 p.m., Monday,
July 30, 2012, to claim the prize.
Could you have bought a Megabucks ticket around the time of the July 30 drawing, and haven’t checked to see if it’s a winner? Did you have out-of-town family members or friends visiting around July 30, who may have bought Megabucks tickets? Do you know someone who travels through the Portland area, and enjoys playing Oregon Lottery games? The Oregon Lottery would like nothing more than to present that $21.8 million prize to its rightful owner.
Players can check their Megabucks tickets at any Oregon Lottery retailer. Players may use the check-a-ticket “Did I Win” terminal available at most Lottery retailers, or visit
for the winning numbers.
An Additional $593,000 In Unclaimed Prizes Are Also Waiting For Their Owners
The Oregon Lottery has some other unclaimed prizes waiting for a home. Two unclaimed $20,000 RaffleSM
tickets from the 2010 Thanksgiving Raffle are still out there, and the winners have less than 30 days to claim those prizes. The winning tickets must be presented to the Lottery office in Salem by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2011.
Mega Millions® prizes of $250,000 are also unclaimed from the Jan. 14, 2011, and Mar. 1, 2011, drawings. Both winning tickets were sold in Portland. A $53,000 Lucky LinesSM
jackpot prize from the Jan. 29, 2011 drawing also remains unclaimed.
The Lottery recommends that you always sign the back of your tickets with each Oregon Lottery game you play, to help ensure you can claim any prize you may win.
Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned over $7 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. In that same period, it has paid its players more than $20 billion in prizes.