An expert on Turf gave his bank balance a spurt of growth on Tuesday, April 15, when he used his green fingers to fill out an Oregon Lottery claim form.
Turf Tech seed testing and research laboratory owner Phani Bangalore's $60,000 lottery windfall came courtesy of the Oregon Lottery's Second Chance Scratch-It drawing. After deductions for state and federal taxes he received $40,201.25.
To enter Second Chance drawings players have to register with the Oregon Lottery website and add the codes from their non-winning scratchers to an online form. The prize amount available is determined by the last top prize in the relevant game.