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Luck of the draw pays off
Oregon Lottery Newberg man wins 'Second Chance' jackpot, awarded $100,000
Its a good thing Newberg resident James Colburn decided to enter his non-winning tickets into the Second Chance drawing last month he won $100,000.
The Oregon Lottery started Second Chance drawings in March 2013, allowing non-winning tickets to be submitted for a second chance to win. For Colburn, the original odds of winning the $100,000 jackpot in the Cash Flurries Scratch-it was 1 in 96,000. But his odds with the second chance improved to 1 in 23,749, these odds based on the number of people who enter each month.
I had a stack of tickets of all these different games I played from last September to now and I just never got around to putting them into the website, Colburn said in a press release. After seeing the certified letter informing him of his win, he couldnt believe it. I work evenings and when I saw the certified letter I was tired and thought it was a hoax. When I double-checked it, I woke everyone in the house up.
After taxes, Colburn took home around $67,000, which he said hes going to use to buy new cars for the family.
Winning ticket prizes can vary based on the original games jackpot. Those range from $1,000 to $750,000. For more information about Second Chance, visit https://morewaystowin. oregonlottery.org/home/ draws_and_prizes.