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Alaska man wins lottery for-life prize

Oregon LotteryOregon Lottery: Alaska man wins lottery for-life prize

An Alaska resident has won an Oregon Lottery game worth $52,000 per year for life -- a prize that went unclaimed for more than a month.

Roy Wilson of Cordova, Alaska, bought tickets for the Oct. 30 Win for Life drawing at an Albertsons supermarket in Salem while visiting relatives. Wilson, a fishing-business owner, returned to Alaska and was fishing when the drawing was held.

His relatives read a Nov. 13 article in the Statesman Journal that said a winning ticket for the $1,000-per-week-for-life prize had been sold in Salem but had not been claimed.

Wilson's aunt and uncle got word to him on his fishing boat to look at the lottery tickets he bought in Salem. When Wilson got to land, he discovered he had matched all four numbers.

"This is pretty incredible to be winning this kind of prize," Wilson told lottery officials as he received his first payment of $52,000 on Thursday. He will receive the same amount every year for the rest of his life.

Statesman Journal

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Posted: December 6, 2004, 9:39 am - IP Logged

this is a nice job $52.000 a year, doing...???? doing what now...

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    Posted: December 6, 2004, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

    Not too shabby. Although CASHOnly would beg to differ.

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      Posted: December 6, 2004, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

      thats how I want to win.......put the ticket up and forget for about a month. Thats not a bad deal......for the rest of his life.


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        Posted: December 6, 2004, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

        But NOT the kind of prize I'd want.

          urbossmanpimpin's avatar - batman49
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          Posted: December 6, 2004, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

          lol yeah we all know.......

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            Posted: December 6, 2004, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

            i hope the fish were biting!!!

                                                         

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