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$50K Powerball prizes unclaimed from tickets purchased in Oregon

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

While several southern Oregonians cashed in on big Powerball prizes, there are still multiple $50,000 prizes unclaimed from tickets purchased in Oregon.

The Oregon Lottery said Steven Lambert of Ashland claimed a $50,000 prize Monday morning.  

"The big jackpot got me," Lambert said. "I had never purchased a ticket before, I even had to have the clerk at the store help me fill out the play slip. I'm really glad I figured it all out."

Lambert was one of three people in southern Oregon who didn't hit the giant jackpot, but still walked away with a lot of money.

Brandon Bennett of Central Point added a $1 PowerPlay option to his Powerball ticket, so when the three-times multiplier was drawn, instead of $50,000, he took home $150,000.

Last week, Fred Estabrook of Central Point won $50,000 and shared his winnings with his co-workers.

Oregon Lottery officials said there are unclaimed $50,000 Powerball prizes across Oregon. Those tickets were purchased in Canyonville, Grants Pass, Gresham and Eugene.

Winners have one year from the date of the drawing on their winning ticket to collect their prize.

The jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball drawing is now up to a record $1.5 billion.

The overall odds of winning a Powerball prize are one in 24.9. Odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292,201,338.

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