Salem, Ore. – Three tickets sold in Oregon for Wednesday’s second-largest Powerball in history produced smaller tier wins, with the $1.765 billion jackpot prize won by someone in California.
Among the Oregon wins on Wednesday, a $100,000 ticket was sold in Eugene and $50,000 winning tickets were sold in Tigard and Beaverton.
Since the current Powerball jackpot run up began on July 22, several winners in Oregon won prizes adding up to a total of $7.75 million. The jackpot prize ranks as the second-largest U.S. lottery jackpot ever won, only behind the world record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot won in California on Nov. 7, 2022.
The Oregon Lottery sold more than $32 million in tickets for the game run as excitement for this jackpot gained momentum. Approximately a third of sales from Powerball will be returned to state beneficiaries to support economic development, education, veteran services, state parks and more.
Retailers who sell lottery tickets also earn commissions from the boost in ticket sales and bonus payments for lower tier wins. For instance, an Oregon retailer who sells a $1 million ticket would earn a $10,000 bonus.
Powerball is a multi-state jackpot operated by 45 states, plus the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The largest prize won in Oregon was a $340 million jackpot in 2005.
The Oregon Lottery recommends that you always sign the back of your ticket to ensure you can claim your prize. In the event of winning a jackpot, players should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Players have a year to claim their prize.
Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned nearly $15.5 billion for economic development, public education, outdoor school, state parks, veteran services, and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org.