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Oregon man finds millions on fridge door

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PORTLAND, Ore. — A Portland, Oregon, man who bought a Megabucks ticket back in July, put it on his refrigerator and then forgot all about it found out this week that he had actually won $21.8 million.

Leland Hanson bought the winning ticket at the 7-11 store at 16155 N. Lombard.

Three months later he was getting ready to make a payment to a local veterinarian when he noticed some lottery tickets on his refrigerator and thought to himself, "I should check those — I could use a little extra money right now."

Imagine his surprise when he found out that he had matched all six numbers in the July 30 Megabucks drawing.  He brought the jackpot-winning ticket to the Salem lottery office on Thursday.

Hanson had selected the cash out option and received a one-time payment of $10.9 million, before state and federal taxes were withheld.

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TyKi
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Posted: November 5, 2011, 8:52 am - IP Logged

Now that is what you could call..."Cold Hard Cash".....only wish it could have been on my refrigerator...!!!

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    Posted: November 5, 2011, 9:01 am - IP Logged

    Three months later he was getting ready to make a payment to a local veterinarian when he noticed some lottery tickets on his refrigerator and thought to himself, "I should check those — I could use a little extra money right now."

    Congratulations to Mr. Hanson - well now that really turned out to be an understatement, didn't it?LOL  Like I always say - if it's for ya to win, ya gonna win!Thumbs Up

    Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping

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      Posted: November 5, 2011, 9:11 am - IP Logged

      Roll Eyes

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        Posted: November 5, 2011, 9:45 am - IP Logged

         Just think of all the days he went to work and didnt have to GO.. ugh !!!!  I know I have some winners on my frig door as well.  hopefully a BIG ONE  !!!!

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          Posted: November 5, 2011, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

          I don't understand people who go for weeks or months without checking their tickets.I want to know right away if I won or lost.I check my numbers as soon as Todd posts them.

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            Posted: November 5, 2011, 3:30 pm - IP Logged

            I don't understand people who go for weeks or months without checking their tickets.I want to know right away if I won or lost.I check my numbers as soon as Todd posts them.

            Better late than never! I would have known right away!

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              Posted: November 5, 2011, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

              I wonder how many winning tickets have been forgotten or overlooked?Bash

              Money is a terrible master, but a great servant...Smile

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                Posted: November 5, 2011, 3:47 pm - IP Logged

                would've been pretty sad if ticket gone expired prior to locating it on the fridge door Thud

                how many days before the ticket expires?

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                  Posted: November 5, 2011, 4:10 pm - IP Logged

                  I agree Lottoguy. I have heard and read stories through the years where tickets have expired, sad!No Pity!

                  Money is a terrible master, but a great servant...Smile

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                    Posted: November 5, 2011, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

                    I don't understand people who go for weeks or months without checking their tickets.I want to know right away if I won or lost.I check my numbers as soon as Todd posts them.

                    I am not excusing their tardiness but I understand how it starts and lingers. It starts by guys playing the lottery religiously for years and never getting anything. Like in my case, I have won exactly zero in megamillions the whole of 2011. After some time you become used to not winning so you start checking your tickets once a week then it becomes once every two weeks then once a month etc. Personally I usually check which town sold the winning ticket and if it happens to not be my town, as usual, I keep the tickets until the sunday that I do laundry (I do laundry every other sunday)

                    Alright, my turn.

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                      Posted: November 5, 2011, 5:02 pm - IP Logged

                      Holy Smokes! Love It!

                      Party

                       

                      $ Congrats 2 ya $

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                        Posted: November 5, 2011, 6:48 pm - IP Logged

                        If I ever decide to take up burglary as a hobby, I'm going to be checking all the refrigerator doors real close for lottery tickets.

                        Seems to me there was another story recently where a guy left his winning ticket on the fridge when he went on vacation.

                        It appears that burglary could well be a very lucrative endeavor.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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                          Posted: November 5, 2011, 7:24 pm - IP Logged

                          If I ever decide to take up burglary as a hobby, I'm going to be checking all the refrigerator doors real close for lottery tickets.

                          Seems to me there was another story recently where a guy left his winning ticket on the fridge when he went on vacation.

                          It appears that burglary could well be a very lucrative endeavor.

                          Yeah,but the occupational hazards are tough to live with.(prison)

                            rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                            Posted: November 5, 2011, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

                            Yeah,but the occupational hazards are tough to live with.(prison)

                            Yes, but I would think only positive thoughts so I could use the Law of Attraction to guide me to the lottery tickets on the refrigerators while avoiding police, angry homeowners, vicious dogs and all the related violence connected with those things.

                            I want to take burglary to a higher plane, as it were.

                            I'm thinking about writing a book on it.

                            I think it would catch on and have a calming effect on the whole industry.


                                                                         
                                                 
                                                                     

                             

                             

                             

                             

                                                                                                                               

                            "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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