June 22, 2016 - Salem, Ore. – Michele Phillips of Eugene is the latest Oregon Lottery player to win $50,000 playing Powerball this year.
Phillips purchased her ticket at Dari-Mart #44 on River Road in Eugene and won by matching four of the five numbers and the power ball.
As the Powerball jackpot continues to grow to $184 million for Wednesday night’s drawing, there are a number of Oregon Powerball players who have yet to claim their Powerball prizes. There are currently two Powerball prizes that have yet to be claimed, which combined equal $200,000.
In the June 8 Powerball drawing, a winning ticket was purchased in North Bend that matched four of five numbers and the Powerball and added the Power Play multiplier option for an additional $1. The Power Play multiplier drawn for the June 8 drawing was 3, which multiplies the $50,000 to $150,000. The winning numbers are 12-25-37-60-69 and a power ball of 20. The winner has until June 8, 2017 to claim their prize.
The oldest unclaimed Powerball prize is a $50,000 ticket that was purchased in Sisters Dec. 2, 2015 for the Dec. 9, 2015 drawing. The winning numbers for that draw are 7-10-46-50-56 and a power ball of 1. The player has until Dec. 9, 2016 to claim the prize.
All winners have one year from the draw date to claim their prizes.
The next drawing is Wednesday at 7:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time and when the jackpot is won, it will reset to $40 million. Players have until 7 p.m. to purchase tickets on drawing days.
Proceeds from Oregon Lottery sales help fund public education, parks, economic development and watershed projects.
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 are advised to contact the Lottery office and schedule an appointment to claim their prize.