SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ)– As the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots proceed to climb, Saturday’s Powerball drawing produced two prize winners in Oregon. One $50,000 winning ticket was purchased in Portland and one other was purchased in Bandon.
The two lottery jackpot games continue to approach record territory. For Monday night’s drawing, Powerball now stands at $900 million, making it the third largest in historical past. Meanwhile, Mega Millions is projected to be $640 million for Tuesday’s drawing, which is the seventh-largest in the game’s historical past.
It’s only the third time that each Powerball and Mega Millions have advertised jackpots above $500 million simultaneously. It occurred previously in 2021 and 2018.
The Oregon Lottery has sold more than $19 million in Powerball tickets since Saturday. Mega Millions gross sales are at $8.2 million for the rationale that jackpot was last hit on April 18. Approximately a 3rd of sales from both video games might be returned to state beneficiaries to assist financial development, schooling, veteran companies, state parks and extra.
Oregon retailers who promote lottery tickets additionally earn commissions from the boost in ticket sales and bonus funds for lower tier wins. For occasion, an Oregon retailer who sells a $1 million ticket would earn a $10,000 bonus.
Powerball is a multi-state jackpot operated by 44 states, plus the District of Columbia, the us Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The largest prize won in Oregon was a $340 million jackpot in 2005. Mega Millions tickets are bought in 45 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Oregon Lottery recommends that you simply at all times signal the again of your ticket to make certain you can claim your prize. In the event of winning a jackpot, players ought to consult with a trusted financial planner or related professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Players have a year to claim their prize.