Winning Powerball ticket sold in Oregon



JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) -- Someone in this Gold Rush town struck it rich with a $340 million Powerball ticket.
The winner of the second-largest U.S. lottery jackpot bought the lucky ticket either at Ray's Food Place or J'Ville Tavern, the town's only lottery-ticket sellers. A runner-up ticket worth $850,000 also was sold in Jacksonville.
"We used to have gold. Now we have gold again," said J'Ville Tavern owner Andy Gough, who was waiting to find out if she and her husband would be winners, too. The seller of the winning ticket receives $100,000.
As of Thursday afternoon, no one had come forward to claim the jackpot.
The winning numbers drawn Wednesday evening were 7, 21, 43, 44, 49 and 29. The winner can take the money in an after-tax lump sum of $110 million, or receive 30 annual installments of about $7.6 million.
Senator wins
Ray's Food Place in Jacksonville sold one of the 49 runner-up tickets that matched five numbers. Among those winners was U.S. Sen. Judd Gregg, a New Hampshire Republican who said he bought his tickets on a whim at a Washington, D.C., gas station.
He collected a $853,492 check Thursday.
Gregg, 58, said he will donate part of his winnings to the Hugh Gregg Foundation, which supports New Hampshire charities and is named after Gregg's late father, a former governor of New Hampshire.
And the rest?
"Whatever my wife tells me what to do with it?" he joked.
According to his latest financial disclosure form, Gregg has between $1.5 million and $6.2 million in stocks and other major investments.
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