A Wolf Creek Family Wins the Lottery

, Posted: Tue, January 15 2013 at 8:19 AM, Updated: Tue, January 15 2013 at 8:26 AM

It's a golden start to the new year for a local family as they hit it big in the mega millions.

Riley Gunn of Wolf Creek was laid off and going back to school. He says he had a feeling he should buy a lottery ticket, so he picked up a one up at the lil' pantry market and deli in Merlin, just North of Grants Pass.

Originally, Gunn thought he had won $250,000 but soon realized he had purchased the Megaplier, quadrupling winnings and making the ticket worth one million dollars.

The family was able to collect their winnings, totaling $670,000 after taxes, in Salem last week and Gunn says he is planning on buying a home.

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