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Powerball lottery 'winner' turns coy
Steven West answered his front door Saturday morning, but he still wouldn't talk about his reportedly winning Powerball ticket.West, a self-employed landscape contractor who says he won the record $340 million jackpot, repeated that the family would talk to reporters Tuesday after meeting with a financial adviser. Oregon Lottery officials said Friday in Salem that no one has contacted them about the winning ticket, which is not official until verified by the Lottery. We don't know what to say, ...
Oct 24, 2005, 6:47 am - Lottery News forum

Oregon businessman has record Powerball lottery ticket
Steve West of Medford, Oregon, is a wealthy, wealthy man.West, a self-employed businessman, confirmed to ABC News that he and three other family members are the owners of the winning Powerball ticket worth $340 million. I still don't really believe that it's true, West told ABC News Radio. It just really hasn't sunk in well. I'm told by everybody else that this is a life-changing situation, and I didn't plan on wanting to change that much. I mean, the money always sounded great, but I didn't w ...
Oct 21, 2005, 1:20 pm - Lottery News forum

$340 million lottery ticket bought in Oregon gold rush town
A Powerball ticket worth $340 million was sold in the Gold Rush town of Jacksonville, Oregon lottery officials said today morning.Lottery officials said the winner or winners have not yet stepped forward to claim the largest jackpot in the game's history and the second-biggest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. Jacksonville is near Medford in the southwest part of the state.They said the tickets were sold at one of the two retailers in Jacksonville Ray's Food Place and J'ville Tavern.The store t ...
Oct 20, 2005, 1:46 pm - Lottery News forum

Oregon woman tricked by international lottery scam
The letter from Star Lotto Prize Inc. promising a big win was so believable.But within a week of receiving it, Juanita Foss of Beaverton had lost $3,000. Any time you get a lottery thing like this it's fraud, said Foss, a retiree who wants to make sure no one else falls for the scam.The swindle starts with an official letter promising a rich reward. It moves forward with a fake check sent to the victim. And ends with the victim forwarding a real check to an international address.The scam may be ...
Sep 30, 2005, 9:16 am - Lottery News forum

Oregon to add gaming machines at horse track
In a move that supporters say will help save horse racing in the state, the Oregon House approved a bill that would expand the number of slot and video-poker machines at Portland Meadows.Wagering at the racetrack has been relatively flat in recent years as bettors have turned to other forms of gambling. Lobbyists said that more machines are needed to entice bettors to the track.Under the terms of the bill approved Wednesday, the track could have 30 machines, triple the current number. The bill g ...
Jul 8, 2005, 1:09 pm - Lottery News forum

Honest store clerk returns $100,000 lottery ticket
Leslee Hobson isn't just lucky when it comes to lottery tickets. She is lucky she buys her coffee from John Martin each morning.Hobson brought three Powerball tickets into the Circle K convenience store in Stayton, Oregon on May 29.Martin, a clerk at the store, went through the tickets and returned her winnings of $3. One of the tickets, however, couldn't be processed. Something came up on the screen on the Lottery machine I'd never seen before, Martin said. It said, This is not a ticket.' Ho ...
Jun 27, 2005, 7:42 pm - Lottery News forum

Investment banker cashes in $9.3 million winning Oregon lottery ticket
A Seattle investment banker who wants to keep working in spite of his good fortune has cashed the winning $9.3 million Lotto jackpot ticket for Saturday night's drawing.The prize was the largest jackpot since Washington's Lottery switched from Lotto Plus back to classic Lotto in October of 2003.Peter Kerr, who works for UBS Financial Services, Inc., of Seattle, selected the cash option for his winnings, providing him with half the jackpot amount, $4.65 million. His wife, Cynthia Wells, was at hi ...
Jun 15, 2005, 1:09 pm - Lottery News forum

Unclaimed lottery winnings scam targets elderly
Oregon State Police plan to announce today that they are investigating a scam targeting the elderly that promises large unclaimed lottery winnings from two fictitious Salem companies.The scam has claimed at least seven victims in Georgia, Florida, California and Pennsylvania who combined have lost about $30,000, Detective Rich Dennis of the Oregon State Police said Wednesday.Here's how the scam works: A letter arrives in the mail on letterhead from fake Salem firms Golden Lotto Mega Bucks or Top ...
Jun 9, 2005, 10:30 am - Lottery News forum

Oregon Gov. pushes for larger lottery cut
Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski has become a quiet backroom force in pushing the Oregon Lottery into considering a nearly 50 percent cut in the share of proceeds that bars, restaurants and taverns receive for the lottery's new electronic slot games.People close to Kulongoski say he has become more involved than previous governors in determining how much money retailers should get for offering video gambling, which last year totaled $531 million in sales.Kulongoski prodded the new lottery director, Da ...
Mar 8, 2005, 9:51 am - Lottery News forum

Oregon Lottery rate cut has fierce opposition and support
Oregon Lottery Director Dale Penn, seeking to capture millions of additional dollars for schools and other state programs, on Tuesday proposed a nearly 50 percent rate cut for retailers offering the lottery's new electronic slot machines.The rate cut, the biggest proposed by a lottery director since the state first ventured into electronic gambling 13 years ago, was cheered by school advocates who complain that bars, taverns and restaurants have been making excess profits off the lottery.But the ...
Feb 17, 2005, 10:03 am - Lottery News forum