Man claims $1,750 prize but walks away with much more

Imagine heading to collect a prize as a minor lottery winner only to buy another ticket and discover that you’ve won more than you thought? Well, that’s exactly what Portland man Sam Hawley discovered when he went to cash in his ticket.

Mr Hawley was excited to arrive at the lottery office to tell his lottery winner story and collect his $1,750 prize when he discovered that he had arrived far too early and the office didn’t open for another hour. To kill the time, he went to the Wilsonville Fred Meyer store and, on a whim, bought another Keno 8-Spot ticket with the same numbers that he has used for years.

Mr Hawley was in the middle of claiming his $1,750 when he realized that the new Keno 8-Spot ticket had won him a whopping $118,000 jackpot. The jackpot of $93,759.60 was a rolling one, and he won that as well as a bonus of $25,000 for matching all eight numbers across the ticket. That one hour he arrived at the Wilsonville Payment Center that was just too early ended up changing his life, and that’s not something that everyone can claim from a Keno ticket.

Man claims $1,750 prize but walks away with much more

What is Keno:

Keno is an instant win game that allows you to win up to 1,000,000 in up to 3 minutes. Want to win a massive jack? Try Powerball too!

How To Play Powerball Online:

Powerball is a game that is made up of five white balls and a Powerball, and when players choose to play online, there are steps to take to get it right. Here’s how players can play Powerball using an online lottery account.

  • Choose a Quick Pick to have numbers selected at random, or choose to Select Your Own Numbers so that you can create unique sequences by choosing five white ball numbers between 1 and 69, and a single red Powerball from 1 to 26.
  • Choose the number of draws to play - up to 30.
  • Check the shopping cart to ensure the purchase is correct.
  • Select Checkout and go to payment. If players want to add more tickets for other lotteries, they can choose to click continue playing too

To make things even better, when you win we'll notify you of all winnings so you don't miss out on anything.

Mr Hawley was very lucky, but there's one very important lesson, you have to play the lottery to stand a chance to win the lottery! 



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