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Winners of $340 million Powerball lottery step forward

PowerballPowerball: Winners of $340 million Powerball lottery step forward

The answer to a multi-million dollar mystery has been revealed.

For nearly three weeks Americans have been wondering who in Oregon won the $340 million dollar Powerball jackpot drawn on October 19.

Well, now we know it was Steve and Carolyn West and Frances and Bob Cheney of Jacksonville, Ore. The two couples are splitting the largest Powerball jackpot in history.

And it's staying all in the family, Frances and Bob are Carolyn's parents and the first to realize they'd won.

"That night, I got on the internet and was checking the numbers and at first I checked the Powerball and saw that it was 29 and thought, good at least we got $5 back and then I was checking the others and I just could not believe we had all five," said Frances.

Steve says he and his wife almost missed out because of him, "I had told my wife, you know, don't buy any tickets. We never win at that, let's go up to 7 Feathers and play some blackjack and have a good evening. She has a mind of her own though and she decided 'hey, I'm going to buy tickets.' She whispered to her dad and mom, 'go ahead, we'll go in with you,' and the rest is history."

The Cheney's haven't said how many tickets they bought for the record jackpot, but all it took was one.

The couples will officially cash in their ticket on Tuesday and lottery officials will present them with their check.

Bob isn't waiting though, he's already bought a Hummer.

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fja's avatar - gnome1

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Posted: November 8, 2005, 2:16 pm - IP Logged

"Bob isn't waiting though, he's already bought a Hummer"

Hopefully he meant a truck!

 

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    Posted: November 8, 2005, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

    About time.

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      Coastal Georgia
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      Posted: November 8, 2005, 2:51 pm - IP Logged

      "Bob isn't waiting though, he's already bought a Hummer"

      Hopefully he meant a truck!

       

      Jester

      LOL

       

                                     

                    

       

       


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        Posted: November 8, 2005, 3:20 pm - IP Logged

        It's about time. I'm happy that two couples decide to share the money instead of the West family claiming the whole jackpot. I hope the two couples don't flop like the Whittakers did in 2002.

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          Sparta, NJ
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          Posted: November 8, 2005, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

          Why didn't they tell every one where they are hiding the ticket?

          Cheers

          |||::> *'`*:-.,_,.-:*''*:--->>> Chewie  <<<---.*''*:-.,_,.-:*''* <:::|||

          I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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            Posted: November 8, 2005, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

            I thought they were oblivious to the lottery game, I guess not.

             

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              Posted: November 8, 2005, 6:34 pm - IP Logged

              The stories that they've been sharing about playing the lotto always change. It seems they just say whatever pops into their heads.

              Dance like no one is watching.

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                Posted: November 8, 2005, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

                Its going to be a story that goes on and on.  They are just not the type to go away.  Unlike the NJ couple who won the MM.

                Cheers

                |||::> *'`*:-.,_,.-:*''*:--->>> Chewie  <<<---.*''*:-.,_,.-:*''* <:::|||

                I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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                  md
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                  Posted: November 8, 2005, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

                  Chewie, how insightful.  I agree, they don't appear to want to live happily ever after.  They are like the football player T.O. Terrell Owens, looking for the next camera, anchor, microphone.  Before they wake up and smell the coffee, they'll also be like T.O.  up the creek without a paddle. 

                  STAY AWAY FROM THE T.V.'s and MICROPHONES it is detrimental to your health and lasting peace.

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                    new delhi
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                    Posted: November 8, 2005, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

                    Its going to be a story that goes on and on.  They are just not the type to go away.  Unlike the NJ couple who won the MM.

                    Couldn't agree more!!

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                      Posted: November 8, 2005, 10:45 pm - IP Logged

                      "Bob isn't waiting though, he's already bought a Hummer"

                      Hopefully he meant a truck!

                       

                      Hopefully NOT!    ;-)


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                        Posted: November 12, 2005, 11:08 am - IP Logged

                        Mega Millions is up to $310m. One more rollover and the new record for largest US lottery prize is in serious jeopardy.

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                          Posted: November 18, 2005, 12:25 am - IP Logged

                          lololololololololololololololololololol and some more LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                          "For nearly three weeks Americans have been wondering who in Oregon won the $340 million dollar Powerball jackpot drawn on October 19."

                          THEY SHOULD SPECIFY NOT ALL AMERICANS BECAUSE I KNEW WHO THEY ARE ALL ALONG, NOT ONLY ME EVERYBODY IN THIS SITE OR EVERYWHERE ELSE.

                          I enjoyed reading ya'lls comments. i thought i was very happy when i found out i was pregnant, but ya'll topped it off!

                          Jack-in-the-Box 

                          since frances know how to get on internet, maybe somebody need to get him to check our comments out. not that they would care. but i just want them to know how they make my day reading about their ignorance. not that i would care if they even care or not, they're still funny. stupid is funny. stupidity don't make you rich all the time, but if happened to them. whoever they are. don't care to remember the name. i remember the story 

                          HyperGOODNIGHT.THANX 4 LAUGHS!!!!!

                           Poke ...   Puke  ...Let It All Out 


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                            Posted: November 18, 2005, 4:18 pm - IP Logged

                            It's about time. I'm happy that two couples decide to share the money instead of the West family claiming the whole jackpot. I hope the two couples don't flop like the Whittakers did in 2002.

                            I don't think Jack's wife "blew" any money. Only him.