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Single Ticket Hits Jackpot! Oregon Resident Wins Staggering $1.33 Billion Powerball - Details Inside!

Single Ticket Hits Jackpot! Oregon Resident Wins Staggering $1.33 Billion Powerball - Details Inside!

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

In a remarkable turn of events, a single ticket from Oregon has won the colossal $1.33 billion Powerball jackpot. The draw, which took place on April 7, 2024, was notable not only for its jaw-dropping prize but also for a three-hour delay caused by one state's struggle to process a massive influx of sales data. The winning ticket matched all six numbers, securing a jackpot that offers a choice between $1.33 billion paid over 29 years or a lump sum of $621 million.

This event marks a historic win, tying for the longest streak of drawings without a jackpot winner at 41 since January 3rd and ranking as the eighth-largest lottery jackpot ever won globally. The winning ticket was purchased in northeast Portland, Oregon, a detail that adds to the excitement given that the state's previous largest win was a $340 million jackpot in 2005.

The lucky winner faces significant tax implications, with both federal and state taxes due on their windfall, notably affected by Oregon's 9.9% state income tax. Despite this, the excitement is palpable, and with Oregon's laws around lottery winnings, the winner's identity will eventually be revealed, offering a potential life-changing moment for one Oregon resident.

The winning numbers for this historic draw were 22, 27, 44, 52, and 69, with a Powerball number of 9. The draw also highlighted the 'Double Play' option and recognized numerous other significant winners, including seven $1 million prizes won across various states.

As the Powerball resets to $20 million for the next draw, this win serves as a reminder of the lottery's potential to change lives overnight.

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