Portland, Ore. — The winning ticket for the $1.326 billion Powerball jackpot, drawn on Saturday, has been confirmed to have been sold at the Plaid Pantry located at 6060 NE Columbia Boulevard in Portland. As a result, the store will receive a $100,000 bonus for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.

Oregon Lottery officials have confirmed that a ticket holder came forward on Monday to claim the prize. However, the process of verifying the winner involves security measures and vetting, which will require some time before the official winner can be announced.

Oregon Lottery Director Mike Wells commented on the historic win, stating, “This is an unprecedented jackpot win for Oregon Lottery. We’re taking every precaution to verify the winner before awarding the prize money, which will take time.”

The $1.326 billion jackpot marks the fourth largest Powerball jackpot in history and the eighth largest among U.S. jackpot games.

Plaid Pantry, known for selling other significant Oregon Lottery jackpot prizes in the past, including a $3.3 million Megabucks jackpot last summer, expressed excitement about selling the winning ticket. Plaid Pantry President and CEO Jonathan Polonsky stated, “Plaid Pantry is thrilled to learn that one of our 104 Oregon stores sold the $1.3 billion dollar Powerball ticket. This store is one of our newest and most loved stores. Proceeds from the Oregon Lottery fund many programs that benefit everyone in the state, and we’ve been a proud partner with the Oregon Lottery since the very beginning. Congratulations to our lucky customer from our over 700 Plaid associates!”

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