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Portland Couple Wins $9 Million Just in Time for the Holidays


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January 2, 2014 - Salem, Oregon

Cindy Degner had not played Oregon’s Game Megabucks for nearly three weeks when the urge to play struck her. Luckily for Cindy and her husband Randy, she bought a Oregon’s Game Megabucks ticket for the Dec. 21 Oregon’s Game Megabucks drawing and won the $9 million Oregon’s Game Megabucks jackpot that night.

After checking her numbers Sunday morning, Cindy woke Randy to tell him she’d won. “Of course, I didn’t believe her,” said Randy.

“I had Randy hold the ticket and I read him the winning numbers,” said Cindy. “Then we went to the 7/Eleven to check the ticket and they said we needed to go to Salem. I think he was pretty convinced by then!”

Cindy bought her winning ticket at 7/Eleven #14500 on SE Powell in Portland. When the Portland couple claimed their prize on Dec. 23, 2012, they became Oregon’s Game Megabucks millionaires #241 and #242. Splitting the prize and taking the cash option, each of the Degners received over $1.5 million from the jackpot win.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned over $8 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. In that same period, it has paid its players more than $23 billion in prizes.

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