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Winning Oregon Lottery ticket expires May 23

Oregon LotteryOregon Lottery: Winning Oregon Lottery ticket expires May 23

Oregon Lottery officials say it's time to double-check your wallet or your purse, or even the sofa, to see if a lottery ticket with the winning numbers was overlooked.

The search is for a winning Oregon Lottery ticket worth $1,000 a week for life, and which is about to expire.

The Win for Life ticket was purchased on May 23 last year in Hood River.  The winning numbers are 06-43-46-51.

It's worth about $670 a week after taxes, or nearly $35,000 a year.

After May 23, 2008, when the ticket expires, that winning ticket is just a worthless piece of paper.

Oregon's Win for Life game is played every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.  Drawings take place at 7:30 pm Pacific Time (GMT-8:00), and the winning numbers are selected by a computerized random number generator.

The largest unclaimed Oregon Lottery prize ever was a $3.5 million Megabucks jackpot for a ticket purchased in Tualatin in June 1996.

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JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

United States
Member #4121
March 23, 2004
817 Posts
Posted: May 13, 2008, 11:12 am - IP Logged

Very sad story.... $35,000/yr. net is good money. 

    Sandra Dee's avatar - dandy
    United States
    Member #61147
    May 13, 2008
    129 Posts
    Posted: May 13, 2008, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

    SmashChairas Redd Foxx would say [may he RIP] "YOU BIG DUMMY!" why in the hottest of hell would you buy a ticket and NOT check it? I got some nerve, I take my 'knowingly losing' tickets and STILL insist my local corner store clerk check it - we go through it all the time him "Sandy, this ticket clearly is not a winning ticket!" -- me "just check it! you never know!" ..

      ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
      United States
      Member #56506
      November 21, 2007
      6537 Posts
      Posted: May 14, 2008, 4:10 am - IP Logged

      Whoevers ticket it was, is going to lose out on a nice amount of money.

      "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."


        United States
        Member #53163
        June 27, 2007
        20 Posts
        Posted: May 14, 2008, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

        The largest unclaimed Oregon Lottery prize ever was a $3.5 million Megabucks jackpot for a ticket purchased in Tualatin in June 1996.

        Tualatinouttaluck hehehehehe.


          United States
          Member #10720
          January 23, 2005
          933 Posts
          Posted: May 17, 2008, 9:37 pm - IP Logged

          It would be great if they put up this story a month or two after the ticket won, to give the winners more opportunity to know there's an unclaimed ticket floating around and lessen the chance that it got discarded. One time I saw a stray Mega ticket *under a parked vehicle* and *at night* at a local Supermarket and out of sheer curiosity reached under and took it and saw it was for an *upcoming* drawing and I turned it in at the Courtesy desk but I remembered the numbers and turned out it *matched 3 of 5*! I don't know if the person who lost it ever got it back. 

            tntea's avatar - Lottery-059.jpg

            United States
            Member #5344
            June 30, 2004
            23641 Posts
            Posted: May 20, 2008, 8:48 pm - IP Logged

            I have all of mine scanned.   Just incase it turns into a winner after I check it.

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              United States
              Member #59167
              March 8, 2008
              174 Posts
              Posted: May 22, 2008, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

              I have all of mine scanned.   Just incase it turns into a winner after I check it.

              Smart person!  Then again, maybe too smart. History has shown that the dumber you are the greater your chances of winning a large amount.  This stary proves the theory is 100% correct.  Only an idiot would buy a ticket, not know how to read it, loose it, or just forget they bought it.  Those are exactly the type you see stand in front of the press and plan on buying a refrigirator with a $250M jackpot!  I-D-I-O-T-S !  These are the same persons who drive into store front windows.  They pre-plan nothing.  Anything beyond the length of their nose are beyond their perception.