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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 an 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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