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Prineville man becomes 4th Oregonian to win $1 million playing Mega Millions

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A Prineville man has become the fourth Oregonian to win $1 million through Mega Millions, according to the Oregon Lottery.

Charles Beatty said he purchased the winning ticket at the Towne Pump & Pantry along Madras Highway because the Mega Millions jackpot continues to grow, and he thought he would try his luck.

Since he bought his ticket on May 24, the jackpot has grown from $203 million to $251 million.

Beatty's prize, after taxes, was more than $670,000 according to the Oregon Lottery.

The Oregon Lottery said Beatty’s ticket was one of two outstanding Mega Millions $1 million winners in Oregon.

Officials said the second outstanding ticket was purchased on January 13 in Newport, and the winning numbers were 29-41-53-54-70.

The player has until Jan. 15, 2017 to claim their prize according to the Oregon Lottery.

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