dearJulius.com Write For Us

Oregon Man Carried $150.4M Powerball Ticket for 2 Weeks Before Realizing He'd Won

SHARE:

© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc.

Inside Edition

An Oregon man carried around a winning Powerball ticket worth just over $150 million for two weeks before realizing he'd struck it rich.

[post_ads]Steven Nickell, of Salem, told Oregon Lottery officials he finally remembered to check his ticket one day on his lunch break.

"When the clerk told me that wins over $600 have to go to the Lottery office, I thought I could buy my wife something nice for the Fourth of July," Nickell said. "I had no idea that ticket was worth $150 million!"

Nickell said his luck made him feel uncomfortable at first, but he's growing used to his newfound riches.

"At first I felt guilty I won. Then I realized that I'm the guy that gets to stand up and say, 'Bingo!' he said. "We all play the game, it just so happens I'm the guy who got to win this time."

Nickell elected to receive the prize as a lump sum of $61 million after taxes.

COMMENTS



Note: If you think this story need more information or correction, feel free to comment below your opinion and reaction.
Like & Follow to Stay Updated ...

Name

Offbeat,966,
ltr
item
Offbeat - U.S. Daily News: Oregon Man Carried $150.4M Powerball Ticket for 2 Weeks Before Realizing He'd Won
Oregon Man Carried $150.4M Powerball Ticket for 2 Weeks Before Realizing He'd Won
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3PH9sadRCmI/W1LfRPkYA2I/AAAAAAAA0So/oyMs3qf0VMszjYSx4Ui9Un4Mli76I09oQCEwYBhgL/s1600/5.jpg
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3PH9sadRCmI/W1LfRPkYA2I/AAAAAAAA0So/oyMs3qf0VMszjYSx4Ui9Un4Mli76I09oQCEwYBhgL/s72-c/5.jpg
Offbeat - U.S. Daily News
https://offbeat.dailynews.us.com/2018/07/oregon-man-carried-1504m-powerball.html
https://offbeat.dailynews.us.com/
https://offbeat.dailynews.us.com/
https://offbeat.dailynews.us.com/2018/07/oregon-man-carried-1504m-powerball.html
true
4914311829982822994
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy