Winner comes forward to claim $1.3B Powerball jackpot in Oregon

Winner comes forward to claim $1.3B Powerball jackpot in Oregon

Winner comes forward to claim $1.3B Powerball jackpot in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (NEXSTAR) — A person with a ticket matching all six Powerball numbers in Saturday’s $1.3 billion jackpot came forward Monday to claim the prize, Oregon officials said.

The lottery ticket was purchased at a Plaid Pantry convenience store in the northeast part of the city, Oregon Lottery said in a statement.

The Plaid Pantry convenience store that sold a $1.3 billion Powerball jackpot, the eighth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history, is seen in Portland, Ore., on Monday, April 8, 2024. The odds of winning a Powerball drawing are 1 in 292 million. (AP Photo/Claire Rush)

Oregon Lottery is working with the person in a process that involves security measures and vetting that will take time before a winner is announced.

“This is an unprecedented jackpot win for Oregon Lottery,” Oregon Lottery Director Mike Wells said in the statement. “We’re taking every precaution to verify the winner before awarding the prize money.”

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The jackpot has a cash value of $621 million if the winner chooses to take a lump sum rather than an annuity paid over 30 years, with an immediate payout followed by 29 annual installments. The prize is subject to federal taxes and state taxes in Oregon.

The prize was the fourth-largest Powerball jackpot in history and the eighth-largest among U.S. jackpot games, according to the Oregon Lottery.

The largest U.S. lottery jackpot won was $2.04 billion in California in 2022.

“Plaid Pantry is thrilled to learn that one of our 104 Oregon stores sold the $1.3 billion dollar Powerball ticket,” Plaid Pantry President and CEO Jonathan Polonsky said in the statement.

This jackpot now ranks as the fourth-largest in game history and the eighth-largest in U.S. draw game history behind a $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot won in Illinois in 2022.

$2.04 billion (Powerball): Nov. 7, 2022; California

$1.765 billion (Powerball): Oct. 11, 2023; California

$1.602 billion (Mega Millions): Aug. 8, 2023; Florida

$1.586 billion (Powerball): Jan. 13, 2016; California, Florida, Tennessee

$1.537 billion (Mega Millions): Oct. 23, 2018; South Carolina

$1.348 billion (Mega Millions): Jan. 13, 2023; Maine

$1.337 billion (Mega Millions): July 29, 2022; Illinois

$1.326 billion (Powerball): Apr. 6, 2024; Oregon

$1.128 billion (Mega Millions): Mar. 26, 2024; New Jersey

$1.08 billion (Powerball): July 19, 2023; California

This is Oregon’s fourth and largest Powerball jackpot on record. It’s also the state’s first jackpot victory since a ticket landed a $150.4 million prize in 2018. Before this, Oregon’s largest Powerball jackpot was a $340 million prize in 2005. The jackpot had been growing since New Year’s Day and was able to outgrow the $1.13 billion Mega Millions jackpot won by a New Jersey ticket last month.

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Aside from the jackpot, seven $1 million prizes were won, with ticketholders in Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan and Wyoming.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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