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Salem Couple Wins $6.8 Million Megabucks Jackpot

SALEM, Ore. – A Salem couple has won $6.8 million in the Oregon Lottery’s Megabucks Jackpot.
    
The Statesman Journal reports  that Angela and Brian Feiring won the jackpot Saturday after purchasing a lottery ticket at a south Salem gas station. Lottery officials say the Feirings opted for the lump sum cash payment and took home about $2.2 million after taxes.
    
Angela Feiring says the numbers they chose for their winning quick-pick ticket included their daughter’s birth date.
    
The Shell gas station will receive a 1 percent selling bonus of $68,000.
    
The couple has become the Oregon Lottery’s 257th Megabucks millionaires.
    
Officials say the lottery has put more than $11 billion toward economic development, watershed development, public education and state parks.

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