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Oregon Lottery rewards store that sold winning Jackpot ticket

Oregon LotteryOregon Lottery: Oregon Lottery rewards store that sold winning Jackpot ticket

They say you can't win if you don't play.

But a grocery store in the historic Gold Rush town of Jacksonville, Oregon has won more than $100,000 for simply selling a ticket with the numbers 7, 21, 43, 44, 49 and 29.

Oregon Lottery officials presented the "selling bonus" this week to Ray's Food Place, the store that sold the $340 million Powerball ticket to a Medford family in the Oct. 19 drawing.

The owners of the store, one of only two lottery retailers in the town, will put most of their windfall toward a long-awaited remodeling of the store, said manager Randy Lewis.

The town will also benefit without buying a ticket. Lewis said $20,000 will be used for community projects, including $5,000 to the local volunteer fire department, $8,000 to finish a skate park and $7,000 for overhead projectors and other equipment at Jacksonville Elementary School.

Lottery winners Steve and Carolyn West and Bob and Frances Chaney were on hand for Wednesday's event. Bob Chaney arrived in a new yellow Hummer, the first thing he bought with the prize money.

"You know, those people are really nice," Lewis said.

Lottery rules grant a 1 percent bonus to vendors that sell the winning ticket, with a cap of $100,000, said Chuck Baumann, spokesman for the agency.

The Jacksonville store also sold a ticket worth more than $800,000 during the Oct. 19 Powerball drawing, which entitled owners to an extra $8,000.

Besides winning the bonus, the store has seen a boost in business because of its lucky lottery legacy.

"We've definitely had the increase," Lewis said. "We've had big hype about it."

AP

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Posted: December 9, 2005, 11:30 am - IP Logged

The store won the lottery too....

Good deal.

 

                               

              

 

 

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    Posted: December 9, 2005, 12:34 pm - IP Logged

    Did I miss the part about the $340M winners contribution to the town?  Or did they just show up in their gas-gussler and smile?  I would think you would want to contribute to the community you live in; especially a small town community.

    Cheers

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    I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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      Posted: December 9, 2005, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

      LurkingHAPPY FRIDAY........CHEWIE.......12/9

      Let's wait till we get closer to Christmas,  they may be planning to do something really nice for the Community at that time.....


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        Posted: December 9, 2005, 2:34 pm - IP Logged

        I live in a small town..You think I would give some of my winnings to my city..I DON'Tt THINK SO..what did my city give me?? Did they go in halfers with me??  Did they repay me for all my losses in previous drawings??....LMAO...Fair play is fair play...my city isn't getting squat from me...

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          I live in a small town..You think I would give some of my winnings to my city..I DON'Tt THINK SO..what did my city give me?? Did they go in halfers with me??  Did they repay me for all my losses in previous drawings??....LMAO...Fair play is fair play...my city isn't getting squat from me...

          But would you show up at a ceremony about a give-away from a lottery (store seller) ? They did!

          Cheers

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          I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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            Posted: December 9, 2005, 3:56 pm - IP Logged

            I live in a small town..You think I would give some of my winnings to my city..I DON'Tt THINK SO..what did my city give me?? Did they go in halfers with me??  Did they repay me for all my losses in previous drawings??....LMAO...Fair play is fair play...my city isn't getting squat from me...

            Turkey"DMAN" HAPPY FRIDAY.......12/8

            Now, don't be a Turkey......it's not the city itself, but the" poor and needy" of the city that needs the support...Certainly, you would want to share something w/the charities that help them....Afterall, we don't live in the world alone......Last night I watched Prime Time Live.....and one of the segments discussed the needs of the very poor, and how important it is to ensure that monetary contributions are given to the neediest charities which help the Homeless, and the people living in the shelters, because often, the wealthy people are giving their funds to Universities, and Medical Issues which already have millions of dollars in their coffers.....

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              Posted: December 9, 2005, 4:22 pm - IP Logged

              Let me make a wild guess, some how, giving money to a university or medical facility gets you a better taax break.  Some how, it has to be the answer.  Too many names of rich people on buildings to be otherwise.

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                Posted: December 9, 2005, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

                I live in a small town..You think I would give some of my winnings to my city..I DON'Tt THINK SO..what did my city give me?? Did they go in halfers with me??  Did they repay me for all my losses in previous drawings??....LMAO...Fair play is fair play...my city isn't getting squat from me...

                It is individual's choice what he wants to do and what he does not want to do. Others should not say that you should give to commuinty or should not give to community. Also I hear from many people that why should I give to a community which did not give me. I fail to understand this logic. Communities are not for supporting bankrupt or are for feeding people and also they may not have funds even for something that you think that they must have provided. Communities try to bond people together and definitely try to help people if it is feasible. There are many rich people who fund various community programs and or give to various other programs which help people but there are many rich people who do not contribute. Here again it is an individual's choice what he wants to do. Since a lottery winner gets suddenly rich (and he may know what bad times) people expect that he may contribute to the good causes in society and I also think that one should contrbute. It is not that you are returning a favor to society but it is a normal and expected duties of living in a society. But there are exceptions to the rule who do not want to do so.


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                  I live in a small town..You think I would give some of my winnings to my city..I DON'Tt THINK SO..what did my city give me?? Did they go in halfers with me??  Did they repay me for all my losses in previous drawings??....LMAO...Fair play is fair play...my city isn't getting squat from me...

                  Turkey"DMAN" HAPPY FRIDAY.......12/8

                  Now, don't be a Turkey......it's not the city itself, but the" poor and needy" of the city that needs the support...Certainly, you would want to share something w/the charities that help them....Afterall, we don't live in the world alone......Last night I watched Prime Time Live.....and one of the segments discussed the needs of the very poor, and how important it is to ensure that monetary contributions are given to the neediest charities which help the Homeless, and the people living in the shelters, because often, the wealthy people are giving their funds to Universities, and Medical Issues which already have millions of dollars in their coffers.....

                  I would dontate to charities...not my city....my city is not associated with charities that I like. Such as The Red Cross, The Salvation Army, American Heart Association...Charities run on donations...my city doesn't...

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                    Let me make a wild guess, some how, giving money to a university or medical facility gets you a better taax break.  Some how, it has to be the answer.  Too many names of rich people on buildings to be otherwise.

                    LurkingHAPPY SATURDAY......CHEWIE.......

                    LOLOLOLOLO........yes sir, that's just about the size of it......and unfortunately for the homeless, living on the Streets, in the shelters, languishing in the Subway Stations..ect..none of them has acquired enough education to go to the Universities, or utilize the Medical Facilities which operate on all those $$$$$$$$$$$$.....

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                      I live in a small town..You think I would give some of my winnings to my city..I DON'Tt THINK SO..what did my city give me?? Did they go in halfers with me??  Did they repay me for all my losses in previous drawings??....LMAO...Fair play is fair play...my city isn't getting squat from me...

                      Turkey"DMAN" HAPPY FRIDAY.......12/8

                      Now, don't be a Turkey......it's not the city itself, but the" poor and needy" of the city that needs the support...Certainly, you would want to share something w/the charities that help them....Afterall, we don't live in the world alone......Last night I watched Prime Time Live.....and one of the segments discussed the needs of the very poor, and how important it is to ensure that monetary contributions are given to the neediest charities which help the Homeless, and the people living in the shelters, because often, the wealthy people are giving their funds to Universities, and Medical Issues which already have millions of dollars in their coffers.....

                      I would dontate to charities...not my city....my city is not associated with charities that I like. Such as The Red Cross, The Salvation Army, American Heart Association...Charities run on donations...my city doesn't...

                      LurkingHAPPY SATURDAY........12/10....."DM"

                      What city are you in that doesn't have a Chapter of the Red Cross, Salvation Army or AHA......???


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                        Posted: December 11, 2005, 3:23 pm - IP Logged

                        I wonder what the agent bonus is (if any) on a top prize ticket in OR online Lose for Life, in the rare instance somebody wins the $1000-a-week-with-no-cash-option prize.

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                          Posted: December 11, 2005, 8:51 pm - IP Logged

                          Lewis the manager of the store that sold the winning ticket spoke of giving money to the community, not the Powerball multi-millionaires. If Lottery winners don't get involved with some form of intelligent charitable giving on a regular basis, it would be very sad for them. Not only is it wise from a tax point of view, but giving money to the Foodbanks, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Homeless Shelters,

                          Foundtions for the Blind, Kids with Cancer, Scholarship Funds for Poor Kids etc, helps you justify telling your PARASITIC FRIENDS AND FAMILY THAT THEY CAN GO BUZZ OFF!!!!! Helping the needy, not the greedy....

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                            One thing that many people don't realize is that the $5 you or I might donate multiplied by millions counts just as much.  So those who don't dig deep when they have very little probably won't feel too generous if they win big. Regarding where or what a wealthy person should contribute to is nobody's business, but most lottery winners don't have an endless pot of gold either.  It's important to invest your money wisely so it can grow and you can continue to give. Somebody would go crazy if he starts thinking about all the needy people above listed. Your neighbor's child needs an operation, your friend lost his job, your sister's boyfriend's cousin can't afford his medicine and, if you don't rescue them, hundreds of helpless dogs & cats will be euthanized at the town shelter... and that's just the tip of the iceberg. So you pick your favorite causes and donate your time and a certain percentage of your money every year instead of trying to save the world.