Salem couple wins $6.8 million jackpot

SALEM, Ore. — A Salem couple has won $6.8 million in the Oregon Lottery's Megabucks Jackpot.

The Statesman Journal reports that Angela and Brian Feiring won the jackpot Saturday after purchasing a lottery ticket at a south Salem gas station. Lottery officials say the Feirings opted for the lump sum cash payment and took home about $2.2 million after taxes.

Angela Feiring says the numbers they chose for their winning quick-pick ticket included their daughter's birth date.

The Shell gas station will receive a 1 percent selling bonus of $68,000.

The couple has become the Oregon Lottery's 257th Megabucks millionaires.

Officials say the lottery has put more than $11 billion toward economic development, watershed development, public education and state parks.