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Portland store sells winning $1.3 billion Powerball ticket

Portland, Oregon – The Plaid Pantry on 6060 NE Columbia Boulevard in Portland sold the winning ticket for the massive $1.326 billion Powerball jackpot from Saturday’s drawing. This monumental event marks a significant moment in the history of the Oregon Lottery.

Jackpot Details and Winner Verification

The winning ticket matched all six numbers, securing one of the largest jackpots in the Powerball’s history and the fourth largest ever. The store that sold the lucky ticket, Plaid Pantry, will be rewarded with a $100,000 bonus.

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Following the draw, a ticket holder stepped forward on Monday to claim the colossal prize. The Oregon Lottery is currently in the process of implementing stringent security checks and detailed vetting to authenticate the claim. Oregon Lottery Director Mike Wells expressed the importance of diligence during this process: “This is an unprecedented jackpot win for Oregon Lottery. We’re taking every precaution to verify the winner before awarding the prize money, which will take time.”

Previous Wins and Community Impact

The Plaid Pantry is no stranger to selling winning tickets; it previously sold a $3.3 million Megabucks jackpot ticket last summer. Jonathan Polonsky, the President and CEO of Plaid Pantry, expressed his thrill at the news, highlighting the positive impact of the Oregon Lottery’s proceeds on state programs. “Congratulations to our lucky customer from our over 700 Plaid associates!” Polonsky said.

Booker Whitfield


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