Since theLotter was founded in 2002, more than 1.7 million of the players have won over $35 million in lottery prizes. M.M., the $6.4 million jackpot winner, recently sat down with theLotter representatives as he claimed his winnings in Oregon and he has an amazing story to tell. Because he lives in Iraq, Oregon Lottery made an exception to the rules and he was allowed to claim the prize anonymously for his safety. The Oregon Lottery will continue to respect his privacy by blurring his image and referring to him only by his initials. He had only been playing with theLotter for a few months when he decided to play Oregon Megabucks on 24 August as the jackpot amount hit a cool $6.4 million. M.M. was not paying attention to the results as they were announced, so he got the shock of his life as he was driving in his car! “I was driving in my car, I was going to the bank… so I get a call from theLotter, from a great person Christine (one of our customer support agents), and she told me the great news, so I was in shock!”
So he learns that he won millions of dollars as he was driving to the bank. From the moment theLotter told that he had won, Oregon Lotteries were overjoyed but they knew they had to keep it on the lowdown until he could get from Iraq to Oregon to claim his prize in person. After everything had been processed on Oregon Lottery’s end, the company flew M.M. to Oregon to collect his winnings! He decided to go with a yearly payout, meaning that he’ll receive $256,000 before taxes every year for the next 25 years! M.M. admitted that when he first signed up for theLotter, he had a hard time believing it was real, but after he won, he knew theLotter was trustworthy and the real deal as everyone on staff was so helpful in getting the prize claimed. Asked if he was going to continue to buy lottery tickets: “I’m going to continue to play every day!”
The winning draw occurred on 24 August 2015. The winning numbers were 15, 27, 32, 39, 44, and 45. M.M. matched all six numbers and was the sole winner of the $6.4 million jackpot. This was the first time in Oregon Lottery history that a person living outside the US had won the jackpot. To play Oregon Megabucks, a player picks six numbers from a guess range of 1 to 48. Besides the jackpot prize, there are three secondary prize levels which can be multiplied up to four times by the Kicker add-on feature.