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Oregon Powerball winner will finally be announced
A Milton, West Virginia, native living in Oregon claims he won the $340 million Powerball lottery jackpot, according to his sister in Milton.Sylvia Neal said at first she didn't believe her brother, Robert Chaney, 72, when he called her the night of the drawing and said he was not only a millionaire, but a multimillionaire. You hear these things; you know it is true, but it did not sink in, Neal said. It is beginning to sink in. I feel at peace. We have always been close. He is a wonderful per ...
Nov 5, 2005, 10:15 am - Lottery News forum

Rumors of minor’s lottery buy unfounded
Oregon lottery officials said Monday there's no truth to reports that they're investigating whether a 17-year-old bought a $340 million Powerball lottery ticket believed to belong to a Medford family.Representatives from the state Attorney General's Office and the Oregon Lottery Commission denied a Portland television station's report that they are looking into allegations that a minor bought the ticket reportedly held by local landscaper Steve West. We have no reason to believe a 17-year-old pu ...
Nov 1, 2005, 11:11 am - Lottery News forum

Winning lottery ticket purchased with stolen credit card
A woman bought a winning lottery ticket worth $1 million with a stolen credit card and could wind up with nothing if convicted, police said.Christina Goodenow, 38, of White City in southern Oregon faced numerous theft-related charges, forgery and possession of methamphetamine, said authorities, who searched her home Thursday. The card belonged to a deceased relative, they said.If convicted of any of the charges, Goodenow will not be able to collect prize money from the winning ticket, said polic ...
Oct 28, 2005, 5:25 pm - Lottery News forum

Dad's Powerball lottery win causes honor student to miss exam
OSU student loses sleep, misses an exam after family wins huge Powerball prizeWho can think about school when your family's net worth suddenly stretches to nine numbers?Curtis West, the son of the reported $340 million Powerball jackpot winners, said he was so excited about the news that he missed one of his midterm exams at Oregon State University. I ended up not getting any sleep and when I did finally fall asleep I slept through my exam, the freshman wrote in an e-mail to the Mail Tribune ne ...
Oct 26, 2005, 9:12 am - Lottery News forum

Powerball lottery 'winner' turns coy
Steven West answered his front door Saturday morning, but he still wouldn't talk about his reportedly winning Powerball ticket.West, a self-employed landscape contractor who says he won the record $340 million jackpot, repeated that the family would talk to reporters Tuesday after meeting with a financial adviser. Oregon Lottery officials said Friday in Salem that no one has contacted them about the winning ticket, which is not official until verified by the Lottery. We don't know what to say, ...
Oct 24, 2005, 6:47 am - Lottery News forum

Oregon businessman has record Powerball lottery ticket
Steve West of Medford, Oregon, is a wealthy, wealthy man.West, a self-employed businessman, confirmed to ABC News that he and three other family members are the owners of the winning Powerball ticket worth $340 million. I still don't really believe that it's true, West told ABC News Radio. It just really hasn't sunk in well. I'm told by everybody else that this is a life-changing situation, and I didn't plan on wanting to change that much. I mean, the money always sounded great, but I didn't w ...
Oct 21, 2005, 1:20 pm - Lottery News forum

$340 million lottery ticket bought in Oregon gold rush town
A Powerball ticket worth $340 million was sold in the Gold Rush town of Jacksonville, Oregon lottery officials said today morning.Lottery officials said the winner or winners have not yet stepped forward to claim the largest jackpot in the game's history and the second-biggest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. Jacksonville is near Medford in the southwest part of the state.They said the tickets were sold at one of the two retailers in Jacksonville Ray's Food Place and J'ville Tavern.The store t ...
Oct 20, 2005, 1:46 pm - Lottery News forum

Oregon woman tricked by international lottery scam
The letter from Star Lotto Prize Inc. promising a big win was so believable.But within a week of receiving it, Juanita Foss of Beaverton had lost $3,000. Any time you get a lottery thing like this it's fraud, said Foss, a retiree who wants to make sure no one else falls for the scam.The swindle starts with an official letter promising a rich reward. It moves forward with a fake check sent to the victim. And ends with the victim forwarding a real check to an international address.The scam may be ...
Sep 30, 2005, 9:16 am - Lottery News forum

Oregon to add gaming machines at horse track
In a move that supporters say will help save horse racing in the state, the Oregon House approved a bill that would expand the number of slot and video-poker machines at Portland Meadows.Wagering at the racetrack has been relatively flat in recent years as bettors have turned to other forms of gambling. Lobbyists said that more machines are needed to entice bettors to the track.Under the terms of the bill approved Wednesday, the track could have 30 machines, triple the current number. The bill g ...
Jul 8, 2005, 1:09 pm - Lottery News forum

Honest store clerk returns $100,000 lottery ticket
Leslee Hobson isn't just lucky when it comes to lottery tickets. She is lucky she buys her coffee from John Martin each morning.Hobson brought three Powerball tickets into the Circle K convenience store in Stayton, Oregon on May 29.Martin, a clerk at the store, went through the tickets and returned her winnings of $3. One of the tickets, however, couldn't be processed. Something came up on the screen on the Lottery machine I'd never seen before, Martin said. It said, This is not a ticket.' Ho ...
Jun 27, 2005, 7:42 pm - Lottery News forum