Retired Salem truck driver, 82, is Oregon’s latest Powerball millionaire

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When a retired truck driver purchased $10 in Powerball tickets on a whim during the record jackpot run-up,

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little did he know he would be one number away from winning billions.

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Brooks Keebey of Salem knew something was up when he scanned his ticket at a local store and it told him to see customer service.

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He then learned the ticket he purchased on Nov. 7 was worth $1 million.

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Keebey is one of two $1 million Powerball winners sold in Oregon during the biggest jackpot run in lottery history, which topped $2 billion.

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Keebey matched all five numbers, missing only the Powerball.

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When asked if he was disappointed about being one Powerball number away from the record jackpot, he replied, “I’m not greedy.”

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Keebey said he is planning to use his winnings to pay property taxes and buy his wife a used Cadillac.

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At 82, he is retired from driving fuel trucks and said it will be wonderful to have the money for the remainder of his retirement.

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