i dont hunt,but if i was on a trip and found out i won ,i'd make an excuse and leave and go cash the ticket in. i'd be afraid i would accidentally get shot,someone might mistake you for a deer. or another psycho would come and shoot at me,like the one we hear about in the news.
OR has an online game (somewhat like the new PA game everybody hates) with a "lifetime" top prize. However often the prize is paid (52k year? 13k every quarter?) the checks, after state and federal withholdings, probably aren't enough to retire on.
i think cox should have gotten more than a mere 99 thousand
dollars for taking the time to buy him the ticket and not shooting him in the back in the oregon woods and get the entire winnings herself. it is highly unlikely that anybody would have made a 'colombo' style connection between her winning of 30 million dollars and the accidental shooting to death of a hunter in the woods.