Published On: Fri, Dec 11th, 2015

Iraqi Kurd living in Baghdad won $6.4 million in the Oregon lottery

The mystery man traveled across the world to collect his winnings. 

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A man from Baghdad traveled across the world to claim his multi-million dollar jackpot in the Oregon lottery, local media reported yesterday.

The Iraqi Kurd arrived at the lottery headquarters in Salem on December 1 and presented the winning ticket which he had purchased online. Lottery officials were persuaded not to release his name due to concerns about his safety back in Iraq, despite winners’ names being public record.

The mystery man had also reportedly bought the ticket over the Internet, despite Oregon Lottery not selling tickets online. The website he used——is privately operated and based in London. It resells tickets it purchases around the world. Buying tickets in that manner is within the rules, according to the Oregon Lottery Director, Jack Roberts.

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