Megabucks ticket hits $12.6 million windfall

Gambling enthusiasts are familiar with the rewarding Megabucks slot machines. However, Megabucks is also the name of a popular lottery game. Ask John and Patricia Cason, who took home a whopping $12.6 million in cash courtesy of a winning Megabucks ticket.

Shocking discovery

Lotto ballsThe couple from the small town of Beaverton (Oregon) purchased the ticket at a local grocery store for the March 14 draw. They waited five days before verifying the numbers. It was obviously a huge shock when John and Patricia discovered that they had won the life-changing Megabucks jackpot.

Millionaire maker

The Beaverton couple headed to the Oregon State Lottery office in Salem to collect their $12.6 million windfall. A spokesperson for the Oregon State Lottery noted that the Megabucks game made its debut in late 1985. Since that date, the lottery game has produced 246 millionaires, which shows how rewarding it can be to buy Megabucks tickets.
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