Theresa Osborne was amazed at how fast the news of her $100,000 Powerball win spread across Baker City, even reaching her son living in Eugene before she could call him.
"Everyone knew hours after I checked the ticket," Osborne said.
Osborne bought a Powerball ticket after seeing the record-breaking jackpot of $1.6 billion. She used the quick pick, and bought the ticket with the $1 extra Powerplay option because "you never know what could happen."
What happened was four of her numbers and the power ball matched, meaning she won $50,000, but with the multiplier of 2, she won $100,000.
"We were like everyone else Wednesday night, sitting on the couch talking about what we would do with $1.6 billion. It was unimaginable," she said. "I looked on my phone to get the numbers and we couldn't believe we got so many. I thought I lost, but then I noticed on the website you could win other ways. We haven't gotten much sleep since realizing we won $100,000."
Nathan Osbourne, who drives a school bus, said Thursday afternoon, students even knew his wife had won.
"News travels fast in Baker City, OR," Nathan said.
The couple said they were going to help out their two sons, pay off some bills and get new tires.
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