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Nov. 29, 2016 - Salem, Ore. – A Saturday afternoon stop for fuel turned into $6.8 million for a Salem couple.
Angela and Brian Feiring, long-time residents of Salem, won the $6.8 Oregon’s Game Megabucks Jackpot after stopping at the South Salem Shell, located on South Commercial.
“We always do quick pick and the numbers we got had our daughter’s birthday in them, so we thought they might be lucky,” Angela said.
By winning the $6.8 million jackpot, Feiring became Oregon’s 257th Megabucks millionaire. The Feirings opted to take the one-time lump sum cash payment option, and took home approximately $2.2 million after taxes.
The winning numbers were 7-18-26-33-38-40 for the Saturday, Nov. 26, drawing. The Feirings matched all six numbers with their quick pick ticket.
Oregon’s Game Megabucks numbers are drawn every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
The South Salem Shell sold the winning ticket and will receive a 1-percent selling bonus for selling the winning ticket, bringing in $68,0000 to the store in South Salem off Commercial Street. Sanjay Prasad, owner of the store, when he learned about the bonus said that he hadn’t thought about what he was going to do with the money.
“I was planning renovations to the store. We really need a new roof, so the money came in at the right time!” he said.“
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