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Beaverton couple wins $12.6 millon in Megabucks drawing

Ticket bought at 7-Eleven claims Megabucks jackpot for John and Patricia Cason.

John and Patricia Cason of Beaverton found their pot of gold on St. Patrick's Day when the couple realized they had the winning $12.6 million Oregon's Game Megabucks ticket.

On Thursday, March 12, John Cason purchased the ticket at the 7-Eleven on Murray Boulevard in Beaverton for the March 14 drawing. He checked the ticket Tuesday morning while out with his wife and the couple immediately drove to Salem to claim their prize.

The couple become the 245th and 246th millionaires created by Oregon's Game Megabucks since the game went on sale November 20, 1985.

Mary Silver of Ashland was the last Megabucks jackpot winner, winning $12.1 million in December. Last year more than $18 million in prizes were awarded to people playing Oregon's Game Megabucks. Lottery officials recommend that buyers always sign the back of their tickets with each Oregon Lottery game they play, to ensure the ability can claim any prize that might be won.

The Oregon Lottery also reminds players to always sign the back of their Lottery tickets, regardless of the game. In the event of winning a jackpot, they should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings.

Prize winners of more than $50,000 should contact the Lottery office to schedule an appointment to claim their prize. Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned over $9 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org.


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