Three months after the winning Megabucks lottery jackpot was announced, a Portland man chanced across the prize ticket on his refrigerator door.
In August Megabucks lottery officialsannouncedthat someone in Portland had just become a multimillionaire in the third largest jackpot win ever. However the prize of $21.8 million went unclaimed for three full months before lucky winner, Leland Hanson, came across his neglected winning ticket.
Hanson had no idea of the riches he could claim until he chanced across the Oregon lottery ticket. About to pay his veterinarian bill he decided to see if the lottery tickets hanging on his refrigerator door would lead to a little extra cash. He told the Lottery Post he thought "I should check those — I could use a little extra money right now."
Instead of a little extra money he discovered the winning ticket from the July 30 Megabucks jackpot. Oregon Live reported he spent just $1 on the winning ticket purchased from a 7-11 store at 16155 N. Lombard, Salem.
Hanson opted for a one-time payment of $10.9 million, netting quite a gain once the veterinarian bill was paid.