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By Todd Northrop

A Lebanon, Oregon, man was arrested after he sent a shooting threat in an e-mail to the Oregon Lottery.

The Oregon State Police said Jason David Ouellette, 42, was arrested on suspicion of menacing Tuesday afternoon. 5½ hours earlier Ouellette had sent an email to the Lottery's Salem headquarters with "an imminent threat to shoot and kill people," the law enforcement agency said.

Ouellette was jailed in Marion County without incident, troopers said, but was later released from the jail due to overcrowding.

In a message provided by Oregon State Police on Thursday, Ouellette apologized to anyone at the lottery agency frightened by the shooting threat and says he plans to get help for his gambling addiction.

"I was angry at myself after losing a substantial amount of money playing a lottery machine the previous day," said Ouellette, 42. "I have struggled with gambling for many years."

The police did not specify how much money Ouellette lost.

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Posted: July 13, 2018, 12:44 pm - IP Logged

I can see how you can get lost in the gambling thing real easy.. with all the high jackpots ..easy money..sometimes you just have to step back and breath..it is a scary world out there ..but it still didn't give him the right to scare people like this

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    Posted: July 13, 2018, 12:57 pm - IP Logged

    People are desperate and have very little nothing these days.  Sad about what is being reported.   Once the gambling hotline finds out someone's info and they are on that list that is it.

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      Posted: July 13, 2018, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

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        Zeta Reticuli Star System
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        Posted: July 13, 2018, 5:26 pm - IP Logged

        "I played, didn't win big, so I'm going to blow somebody away."

        Bang Head

        I wonder what his LP name is. 

        Scared

        At least he admitted his problem, usually it's not the problem gambler* that goes to GA at first (or any such org.) it's a family member or friend that says, "So and so has really got a problem."

        *Known in Vegas as degenerate gambler, or just degenerate.

        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

        Lep

        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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          Posted: July 13, 2018, 6:47 pm - IP Logged

          Thank You California Lottery Commission on keeping those machines out of our State. 

           We live by laws and rules that we impose on each other. We do not need more problem gamblers. 

          Patriot

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            Posted: July 13, 2018, 7:11 pm - IP Logged

            Good one Hearsetrax lol.

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              Maryland
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              Posted: July 13, 2018, 7:17 pm - IP Logged

              "I played, didn't win big, so I'm going to blow somebody away."

              Bang Head

              I wonder what his LP name is. 

              Scared

              At least he admitted his problem, usually it's not the problem gambler* that goes to GA at first (or any such org.) it's a family member or friend that says, "So and so has really got a problem."

              *Known in Vegas as degenerate gambler, or just degenerate.

                Maybe its Rdgrnr??? Eek

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                Simpsonville
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                Posted: July 13, 2018, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

                Wait a minute music*; I played your lottery @ S. Lake Tahoe, Ca one of your lottery machines---and everyone knows the company that put it there!  (Had sent them a message before we went out there in blizzard capital USA in March--they said YES).

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                  Posted: July 13, 2018, 7:24 pm - IP Logged

                  Good one Hearsetrax lol.

                  Sad Cheers tis a vicious cycle .....

                  but the few of us know when to leave well enough alone, this is the other example of those that ain't figured it out yet

                   

                   

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                    Zeta Reticuli Star System
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                    Posted: July 14, 2018, 12:18 am - IP Logged

                      Maybe its Rdgrnr??? Eek

                    DELotteryPlyr

                    You're killing me

                    Green laugh

                     

                    Bleudog101,

                    I was thinking that Calif. must have machines just like every other state.

                    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

                    Lep

                    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                      Simpsonville
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                      Posted: July 14, 2018, 1:05 am - IP Logged

                      Well music* nobody won Mega Millions up to $375 million...on we plod for another draw.

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                        Posted: July 14, 2018, 5:52 am - IP Logged

                        Wait a minute music*; I played your lottery @ S. Lake Tahoe, Ca one of your lottery machines---and everyone knows the company that put it there!  (Had sent them a message before we went out there in blizzard capital USA in March--they said YES).

                        I am thinking of those machines that are like slot machines. They are very addictive. I hope that Californians are satisfied with the lottery games we have today.

                         I started a thread on the Discussion Forum. Please read and add any of your wisdom.

                        Dance

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