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Sandy resident gets Powerball prize

Ted Monteith of Sandy woke up Friday, March 15, to find that the $5 Powerball ticket he purchased at Marsan's Restaurant/Sky Jockey Sports Bar in Portland earned him $200,000.

Monteith matched five of the lottery numbers - but not the Powerball - to win the second-highest prize in the nationwide lottery program at odds of 1 to 3,563,609.

'I couldn't believe it when I realized I was a $200,000 prize winner,' Monteith told the Oregon Lottery. 'I just kept staring at (the ticket) to make sure I was really seeing what I thought I was seeing.'

Monteith said the prize money is headed to his savings account, where it can build a little interest while he decides about his future.

He is the third Oregonian to win the $200,000 prize in the past four Powerball drawings. The other two prizes, from tickets sold in Tigard and Mollala, have yet to be claimed.

He said the Powerball win added to what was an already exciting day. As he received his prize check, Monteith said he was waiting for a call from his son, telling him that he was a grandfather for the third time.

'I'm on a good roll,' he said.