Hitchin' Post employee wins lottery, splits winnings with boss
Hitchin Post Pizza just got really lucky.
The Oregon Lottery announced that Hitchin Post bar manager Johnathon Davis had the winning Keno 8-Spot ticket for the $92,206 jackpot.
The winning ticket was one of four Hitchin Post Pizza owner Valerie Ballantyne had bought for herself, two friends and Davis during the Oregon Ducks Rose Bowl game.
According to an Oregon Lottery press release, Ballantyne had joked that if any of them won, theyd have to give her half.
Little did she know shed just given Davis a winning ticket.
Davis was determined to split his winnings with Ballantyne, but didnt want to know how much hed won until he arrived in Salem.
After taxes, each got to take home about $30,000.
The press release said that Ballantyne was leaning toward putting the money into the restaurant while Davis hinted at a Playstation 4 in his future.
This article was updated on Jan. 9.Add a comment