Dave Braun of Veneta was one of those people who at 7:59 p.m. on Wednesday was checking his phone to see the Powerball numbers.
Braun purchased his ticket after deciding that he needed to get out of the house. He drove to Dari-Mart in Veneta and bought a $10 Powerball quick pick ticket. Little did he know that his ticket would have match four of the five numbers and the Powerball.
"I won't lie. When I checked the ticket I started shaking," Braun said. "One number off!"
He went back to Dari-Mart to check the ticket and was advised that he needed to go to Salem to pick up his winnings.
"That's when I knew I had really won," he said.
Braun said it was the "third or fourth" time he had ever played Powerball, he did say he enjoys playing Keno. With his win he plans on getting a better, extended cab truck for his family and paying some medical bills.
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