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Newberg Man Wins $100,000 for Registering Losing Lottery Ticket

Most people who play the Oregon Lottery don’t even know this program exists.

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A man from Newberg, Oregon has a lot to be thankful for after Oregon Lottery Officials told him his losing lottery ticket -- actually became a winner. Image Courtesy: Oregon Lottery

(SALEM, Ore. ) - A man from Newberg, Oregon has a lot to be thankful for after Oregon Lottery Officials told him his losing lottery ticket -- actually became a winner.

James Colburn of Newberg didn’t throw away his losing Cash Flurries scratch-it, instead he went to the Oregon Lottery’s website and registered the ticket for a chance to win the top prize should nobody claim the original winning prize.

According to the Oregon Lottery, Colburn had a 1 in 96,000 chance of winning the top prize, but that narrowed to one in 23,749 -- based on the number of registered losing tickets -- and when nobody won the top prize of $100,000, a second chance drawing was held.

After taxes, Colburn will get about $67,000.




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