$9.4 million jackpot winner shows good work ethic

Most multimillion jackpot winners can’t wait to collect their fortune, while others prefer to finish their job duties first. Eric Tackett definitely belongs to the latter group as the truck driver dropped off his load before claiming his $9.4 million bonanza. That’s what they call ‘a good work ethic’.

No early retirement despite multimillion jackpot

Eric Tackett and his wife with lottery checkTackett bought the $5 Megabucks ticket at a Coburg-based truck stop, read a statement from the Oregon Lottery. All numbers on Tackett’s lucky Megabucks ticket came up in the lottery draw that took place on 31 August. He has decided to take the cash value of the annuity prize and will receive a one-time payment of nearly $3 million after taxes.

$94,000 bonus

The Oregon Lottery will award the TravelCenters of America (TA) branch a selling bonus check for $94,000. His spouse Beth frequently accompanies Tackett, who works for a Sutherlin-based trucking company. The new millionaire has been driving a truck since 1999, and he isn’t planning to hand in notice at work.
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