Three people from Oregon won a lottery prize of over $1 billion

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An Oregon man who says he’s been battling cancer for eight years and received chemotherapy just last week is among three winners of this month’s $1.3 billion Powerball jackpot.
Cheng “Charlie” Saephan said he is sharing the prize with his wife, Duanpen Saephan, and friend Laiza Chao.
They will have a good life,” Cheng Saephan, 46, said Monday at an Oregon Lottery news conference.
This win was also the largest Powerball prize won in Oregon.
The winning ticket was sold at a Plaid Pantry convenience store in Portland, according to the Oregon Lottery.
When Saephan discovered he won, he called his friend Chao, of Milwaukie, Oregon, who had given him $100 toward buying the lottery tickets.
We won the lottery.
We won the jackpot.’”


One of the three winners of this month’s $1.33 billion Powerball jackpot is an Oregonian who claims to have been fighting cancer for eight years and only recently started chemotherapy.

In addition to his wife Duanpen Saephan and friend Laiza Chao, Cheng “Charlie” Saephan announced that they would be splitting the prize. After taxes, the three selected the cash option worth more than $422 million. Chao will get half of the profits, while the Saephans will split the remaining 25%.

“I’m delighted for my family. During a news conference on Monday for the Oregon Lottery, Cheng Saephan, 46, stated, “They will have a good life.”. But I’m thinking to myself, ‘How am I going to have time to spend all this money?’ because I’m currently fighting cancer.

Saephan stated that he intends to purchase his family a “dream home” and lead a “normal” life in the future. “.

According to Powerball, this was the fourth-largest jackpot in history. The historic drawing scheduled for April 6 was postponed for over three hours in order to allow for the completion of pre-draw procedures. In addition, this was Oregon’s biggest Powerball prize win.

In Portland, the Oregon Lottery reports that a Plaid Pantry convenience store sold the winning ticket. Selling the winning ticket brings in a $100,000 bonus for the store.

After spending thirty years in Portland, Saephan, a Laotian native, claimed that the Quick Pick option was used to generate the winning numbers by a computer.

He said, “God chose for me.”.

Saephan called his friend Chao from Milwaukie, Oregon, who had given him $100 to buy the lottery tickets, as soon as he found out he had won.

Says Saephan, “She’s driving to work.”. “And I said to her, ‘You don’t have to go work just yet. Our lotto win was secured. We were the big winners. ‘”.

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