Oregon woman wins $102K in 2 months

Oregon woman wins $102K in 2 months

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A Powerball lottery ticket for the estimated record 425 million USD jackpot prize, Powerball's biggest winnings ever, is seen in a convenience store in Washington on November 26, 2012. The previous drawing resulted in no winner, setting up for the record setting prize when numbers will be drawn on Wednesday. Tickets are sold in 42 US states, Washington, DC, and the US Virgin Islands. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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by Cassidy Quinn, KGW Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 6:26 AM

SALEM – A Milwaukie woman has been extremely lucky recently. In the past two months, she's won $102,000 from the Oregon Lottery.

Lorena Williams' lottery fortune started off "small," with two wins of $1,000 each. Each time she bought a Crossword Riches Scratch-it, she won $1,000.

But at the end of the day on May 15th, that all changed.

She had a good feeling, so she decided to buy another ticket at the Sunny Corner Market. And this ticket was a winner as well.

At first she thought she had won another $1,000. But then she looked closer.

“I always verify my tickets with the machine and I had missed a few numbers, it was for $100,000,” said Williams as she claimed her prize in Salem. “The clerk and I started hugging each other and I almost passed out!”

Williams said she thinks her late mother sent her the good luck, since they used to play the crossword scratch-its together.

After taxes, Williams' winnings were a little over $67,000. And she already has plans on how to spend it.

“I am going to go on a trip, pay off some bills and help some of my friends,” Williams, an army veteran, said. “It’s great!”

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