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Oregon man wins $6.3 million from free lottery ticket

Mar 31, 2020, 6:00 pm

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An Oregon man's $6.3 million lottery jackpot was made all the more lucky by the fact that his ticket was free — and he almost left it at the store.

Robert McCauley of Mount Vernon told Oregon Lottery officials he took his Megabucks ticket to the Blue Mountain Mini Mart, where manager Jolene Moulton told him he had won a free ticket.

"I checked Bob's ticket and actually gave him the voucher slip that came with his free ticket," Moulton said. "As he was walking away, I saw the free play ticket sitting on the counter and realized Bob had the wrong ticket. I called him back to the window gave him the free ticket."

Moulton said she had only sold three tickets for the March 23 Megabucks drawing, so when she found out she had sold the $6.3 million winner, she sent a mutual friend to McCauley's house to tell him to check his ticket.

McCauley said his daughter, Pam, checked the numbers online and confirmed he had the big winner.

"Pam was screaming and jumping up and down," McCauley said. "I was cool as a cucumber."

McCauley said his plans for his winnings include buying a new refrigerator for his wife and buying a new truck for himself.

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Posted: March 31, 2020, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

Nice! Hope he gives the store clerk a nice Tip!

"We make a living by what you get, You make a LIFE by what you give!"

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    Simpsonville
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    Posted: March 31, 2020, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

    I sure needed to read this pick me up as I'm sure others do too.    And a free ticket, that's the kicker!!

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      Fresno, California
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      Posted: March 31, 2020, 7:53 pm - IP Logged

      Robert McCauley's pretax $6.3 million win is definitely good news. Thank You.  It looks like he will manage this money well.

      Playing the Lottery is more like a past time than a hobby.

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        Chasing $ Millions.
        White Shores- California
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        Posted: March 31, 2020, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

        The winner better be Weshar75- why you ask?

        Because he is the only Oregon lotteryPost player l know that frequents the forum. Yes NodWinkBig SmileCoolApprove

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        People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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          Posted: March 31, 2020, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

          The winner better be Weshar75- why you ask?

          Because he is the only Oregon lotteryPost player l know that frequents the forum. Yes NodWinkBig SmileCoolApprove

          I bought two tickets each with kicker for that drawing but did not win anything even megabucks is hard to hit too Noisegate!-weshar75

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            Posted: April 1, 2020, 1:35 pm - IP Logged

            I remember i left my ticket in a store lost 68 million that day. Brooklyn NY 12/24/02 drawing picked the numbers myself. Prize never got claim couldnt prove it. That money would have killed me

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              Posted: April 1, 2020, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

              I remember i left my ticket in a store lost 68 million that day. Brooklyn NY 12/24/02 drawing picked the numbers myself. Prize never got claim couldnt prove it. That money would have killed me

              Dead "That money would have killed me."  Prepare to win. Use this time to think about previous winners and learn from their mistakes. Although reality is different from imagination we can come close to life post win.

                FYI  Be as anonymous as possible. Move if you have to and can. Tell as few others as possible. 

                Nobody else needs to know how rich you are.

               Happy and Successful winners have shown us what to do and what not to do. These winners are not splashed across the media. Their lives might be boring but millions of dollars will help you be as active as possible.

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              Playing the Lottery is more like a past time than a hobby.

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                Posted: April 1, 2020, 5:30 pm - IP Logged

                I remember i left my ticket in a store lost 68 million that day. Brooklyn NY 12/24/02 drawing picked the numbers myself. Prize never got claim couldnt prove it. That money would have killed me

                Wow, so this happened 18 years ago? You obviously made a stink about being jipped out of millions of dollars. Hired an attorney to go to war for you, right? Where can l read the article?

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                  Simpsonville
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                  Posted: April 1, 2020, 7:20 pm - IP Logged

                  Wow, so this happened 18 years ago? You obviously made a stink about being jipped out of millions of dollars. Hired an attorney to go to war for you, right? Where can l read the article?

                  I thought the obvious...an April Fool's joke!

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                    Posted: April 1, 2020, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

                    I thought the obvious...an April Fool's joke!

                    I thought that too Jeff, but figured l would like to see this story get legs. However, if fooled- l will take one for the team. Approve

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                      Posted: April 2, 2020, 3:28 pm - IP Logged

                      Talk about a nice score relative to the buy in !

                      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

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                      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.