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Inexperienced lottery player's confusion leads to $150,000 prize

Apr 23, 2019, 10:33 am

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A novice lottery player in Oregon who ended up confused while trying to buy a Powerball ticket had his inexperience pay off when he won $150,000.

Michael Faught of Lebanon told Oregon Lottery officials he and his wife were on a roadtrip when they decided to buy some Powerball tickets, which they rarely do, at the Food for Less store in Medford.

Faught said he ended up making a purchase he didn't intend when he didn't understand the clerk's questions.

"The customer service clerk wanted to know if I wanted to purchase the $3 per line ticket," Faught said. "I had no clue what she was talking about as we rarely purchase lottery tickets, so I just said yes. That decision ended up tripling our win from $50,000 to $150,000!"

Faught later discovered he had purchased the Power Play multiplier option — $3 per line instead of $2 — which tripled his prize thanks to the multiplier of three being drawn in the March 23 drawing.

He ended up winning $150,000.

"My wife and I were excited, elated, giddy and soooo happy!" Faught said. "We feel so blessed that we were able to pay off some major bills as a result of the win."

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Simpsonville
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Oregon sure has some strange lottery stories IMHO.  Wish I was confused when buying ticket.  The other story I'm referring to was that guy from Iraq who bought a huge jackpot ticket through a lottery service and was able to keep anonymous.

 

OTOH Wisconsin lottery set to announce the big Powerball winner there this afternoon.

Another sad lottery story coming here on the news @ noon, guy killed in Louisville, KY for having a winning lottery ticket.

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    Congrats on the confused win!

    The Meatman 🥩🍗🍔🍖🍤🌭

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      Oregon sure has some strange lottery stories IMHO.  Wish I was confused when buying ticket.  The other story I'm referring to was that guy from Iraq who bought a huge jackpot ticket through a lottery service and was able to keep anonymous.

       

      OTOH Wisconsin lottery set to announce the big Powerball winner there this afternoon.

      Another sad lottery story coming here on the news @ noon, guy killed in Louisville, KY for having a winning lottery ticket.

      Bleudog101, I was just reading about the winner/s in Berlin, Wisconsin. Thank You for the heads up.

       How many deaths will it take for the Lottery Organizations to offer anonymity? 

       Congratulations to the Oregon couple!! I would tip the clerk generously. 

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       "We are all in this together!" 

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        Bleudog101, I was just reading about the winner/s in Berlin, Wisconsin. Thank You for the heads up.

         How many deaths will it take for the Lottery Organizations to offer anonymity? 

         Congratulations to the Oregon couple!! I would tip the clerk generously. 

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        The news of that poor old gentleman who just bought lottery tickets was unsettling.  It showed him almost out of the store and they cut it off just before his stabbings.  Another one in Louisville, KY a guy just won a few thousand I think in a store.  Goes outside robbed and killed.  Anonymity wouldn't have helped these poor souls, but agree, it should be up to the player.

         

        I need to read about that 24 y/o from WI, the audio was so bad it sounded like an echo chamber.  Now his face and name plastered all over the place.

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          Reminds me to powerplay the next time I play powerball but for tomorrow I bought a $5 trio tickets so it is a $2 ticket.  Any ways congrats to the lucky couple for a good mistake to make in your favor.-weshar75

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            Fun story, congrats to the lucky couple.

            Winter is coming !   Ned Stark.

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              Beginner's Luck strikes again! I do believe in it.  A very happy day for this couple in Oregon!

               

               Oregon has another beginner's luck story. A couple and their three children were living in a cabin. Where the rent is very low. The family was getting snacks and the husband spent some of their precious money on lottery tickets. He asked the clerk to give him a ticket for a Lottery Draw game.     They won $1,000,000.00  They tithed 10% to their Church. Paid the taxes. 

               The Mother was crying for joy! They are the Gunn family. I found this when using the Search box.

               "We are all in this together!"