Sutherlin truck driver wins $9.4 million Oregon Lottery jackpot

0907 lotterySalem, Ore. – The winner of a $9.4 million Oregon Lottery jackpot  stopped by to pick up his winnings in Salem while on his way to deliver a load of drywall in his work truck. “It was on the way,” said Lottery winner Eric Tackett.

According to the Oregon Lottery, Tackett works for a Smalley Trucking Company in Sutherlin. He has been driving for 17 years and said he’d continue to drive after his big Megabucks win.

Tackett said, “I thought everyone was messing with me when they told me I won $9.4 million. I had Beth check the ticket more than 50 times on different computers and phones.”

The Lottery said Tackett decided to take the one-time lump sum cash payment option and took home around $3 million after taxes.

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