WOLF CREEK, Ore. — A Wolf Creek couple have almost a million reasons to celebrate this month.
The Oregon Lottery presented Riley and Misti Gunn a prize of $670,000, after state and federal taxes were withheld, in a presentation at the Lottery office in Salem on January 7.
Riley Gunn purchased an $8 Quick Pick Mega Millions ticket at Lil’ Pantry Market & Deli in Merlin for the January 4 drawing. Riley also chose to add the Megaplier Option that led to their $1 Million win.
The couple initially thought they had won the $250,000 Mega Millions prize, but Riley Gunn then realized the ticket was worth $1 million because he chose the Megaplier option. Riley was laid off a few months ago, and has gone back to school. He says this prize will go a long way toward providing some financial security.