A Powerball ticket worth $340 million was sold in the Gold Rush town of Jacksonville, state lottery officials said today morning.

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SALEM, Ore. – A Powerball ticket worth $340 million was sold in the Gold Rush town of Jacksonville, state lottery officials said this morning. Four others in Oregon each won $850,000 — including a 24-year-old couple living in a trailer park.

Lottery officials said one has yet stepped forward to claim the largest jackpot in the game’s history and the second-biggest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. A town of 2,400, Jacksonville is near Medford in the southwest part of the state.

Lottery officials said the $340 million ticket was sold at one of two retailers in Jacksonville — Ray’s Food Place and J’ville Tavern. The store that sold the winning ticket will receive a $100,000 bonus for the sale.

“The Lottery called us — we had a Megabucks winner a couple of years ago. But we haven’t heard anything yet,” said Andy Gough at the J’ville Tavern.

The announcement capped a day of heavy sales in all 27 states where Powerball is played, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Lottery spokesman Chuck Baumann said it might take days for the winner to turn in the ticket: “We advise them to get their 15 minutes of fame out of the way at a press conference, but it’s up to the winners to decide what to do.”

The Oregon lottery announced also announced that a Portland store sold the Megabucks $2.6 million jackpot winner.

Four other Oregon Powerball players also hit the jackpot, matching five of the white balls in the Wednesday evening drawing to collect $200,000 plus a bonus jackpot of $650,000 each, said Baumann.

One of those four tickets was also sold in Jacksonville. The three others were sold in Tualatin, Woodburn and Roseburg.

At Roseburg’s Lava Lanes bowling alley, 24-year-old Mike King and his girlfriend decided on a fluke to buy 10 powerball tickets. This morning, Jessica Warner, also 24, was in her trailer taking care of the couple’s two kids when King called to tell her they had won $850,000. Warner said she broke out in hives at the news. “I do still have a few red spots. I’m just excited,” she said.

She said their “No. 1 priority is to buy a new house.” Then, the two will pay off their student loans.

At Ray’s Food Place in Jacksonville, store manager Debbie Revere said that although she did not know if a customer of hers had bought the $340 million jackpot ticket, a local had walked off with another one of the $850,000 tickets.

“We don’t know about the big winner, but we did have the 200,000 winner,” Revere said. “The couple who won is in here all the time. They were so excited, she was grinning from ear to ear and he was pretty calm.”

Jacksonville was a rough-and-tumble boomtown after a gold rush there started in the early 1850s. Mining in the surrounding hills and creeks continued off and on after that.

The town began to fade as the richer ore dwindled, and Jacksonville became something of a ghost town.

It has revived in recent years thanks in part to many commuters who live in nearby Medford.

Many of the brick buildings that housed shops, bars and fraternal lodges remain standing. It is home to the annual summer Britt Music Festival.

If the winner of the $340 million jackpot chooses to take the money in a lump sum, he or she will receive roughly $110 million after taxes, Baumann said. Oregon would receive about $13 million in taxes and the federal government would take $41 million.

The winner can choose instead to take 30 annual payments for an average yearly payment of $7.6 million.

In the early morning drizzle, millionaire hopefuls in Oregon shared stories of lucky charms and near misses. “They’re still on my fridge under my lucky magnet,” said Roger Dowell, 35, a store manager at QFC, a grocery store in Portland, who said he purchased six tickets last night.