Another $1 million dollar Powerball ticket was purchased in Oregon, as the record Powerball jackpot run ended today with a single ticket sold in California worth $2.04 billion. The ticket sold on November 7, 2022 was purchased in Salem. A $1 million dollar ticket was also sold in Portland on November 2, 2022.
Since the Powerball jackpot run up to the record jackpot began on August 3, 2022, the Oregon Lottery sold nearly $33 million in tickets. Approximately a third of those sales will be returned to state beneficiaries to support economic development, education, veteran services, state parks and more.
The retailers who sell lottery tickets also saw more than $2.6 million in added commissions from the boost in ticket sales. That’s not including bonuses from the lower-tier wins.
Powerball is a multi-state jackpot operated by 44 states, plus the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The largest prize won in Oregon was a $340 million jackpot in 2005.
The Oregon Lottery recommends that you always sign the back of your ticket to ensure you can claim any prize. In the event of winning a jackpot, players should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Players have a year to claim their prize.
Source: Oregon Lottery