When a retired truck driver purchased $10 in Powerball tickets on a whim during the record jackpot run up, little did he know he would be one number away from winning billions.
Brooks Keebey of Salem knew something was up when he scanned his ticket at a local store and it told him to see customer service. He then learned the ticket he purchased on November 7, 2022 was worth $1 million.
Keebey is one of two $1 million Powerball winners sold in Oregon during the biggest jackpot run in lottery history. Keebey matched all five numbers, missing only the Powerball.
When asked if he was disappointed about being one Powerball number away from the record jackpot he replied, “I’m not greedy.”
Keebey is planning to use his winnings to pay property taxes and buy his wife a used Cadillac.
At 82, he is retired from driving fuel trucks and said it will be wonderful to have the money for the remainder of his retirement.
Keebey bought his Powerball ticket at the TNT Hollywood Tavern in Salem.