March 4, 2019 – Salem, Ore. – William Blackwell Jr. thinks he is winning when he gets his walk in at Moore Park in Klamath Falls. But not only did he get his walk, but also $100,000 after stopping for something to drink and an Oregon Lottery Scratch-it.
“I walk every day at Moore Park and I stopped on the way to get a Lottery ticket,” Blackwell said. “When I stopped at the gas station, I thought I should get some tickets. I got two of the Cash Attack tickets, if I hadn’t gotten that second ticket, I wouldn’t have won.”
Blackwell said that he has won smaller amounts playing Scratch-its before from the gas station and store on Oregon Avenue, but nothing this large.
“I just put maroon carpet in my home,” he said. “The winnings are going toward me rolling out the red carpet!”
Blackwell also said he was going to help his mom and buy a better car with the money.
“This still hasn’t sunk in that I won,” he said. “All I know is I am spreading the wealth. I am going to help my mom and give the clerk who sold me the tickets a tip.”
During the 2015-17 biennium, more than $15 million in Oregon Lottery proceeds were directed to economic development, parks, education and watershed enhancement in Klamath County, where Blackwell lives and purchased the ticket.
The Oregon Lottery reminds players to always sign the back of their Lottery tickets, regardless of the game. In the event of winning a jackpot, they should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Prize winners of more than $50,000 are advised to contact the Lottery office and schedule an appointment to claim their prize.