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The dog ate my lottery ticket!
The Oregon Lottery has officially seen it all By Kate Northrop Plenty of state lotteries have had to verify winning tickets that were damaged in some way, but the Oregon Lottery has not seen something quite like this before. The Oregon Lottery is no stranger to receiving winning tickets in questionable states from being washed in a pair of jeans to having been dropped in a mud puddle to being run over by a car but never before have they seen a ticket ravaged by a four-legged friend.
Aug 16, 2022, 10:09 am - Lottery News

Oregon man wins $8.9 million Megabucks jackpot on forgotten lottery ticket from Christmas
Lottery rookie takes advantage of a package deal and emerges a multi-millionaire By Kate Northrop An Oregon Lottery Megabucks ticket eligible for several consecutive drawings was forgotten for months until it was found to be worth an $8.9 million jackpot from a drawing in January. A casual lottery player was influenced by his friend to buy a package deal for consecutive Megabucks drawings on Christmas Eve 2021. Several months later, he checked his ticket only to find that he had wo
Mar 17, 2022, 3:34 pm - Lottery News

Oregon man wins two prizes for life in one drawing
Enough money for two lifetimes By Kate Northrop An Oregon man is set for two lifetimes over after winning the top prize twice in the Oregon Lottery's Win for Life draw game. Zane Collins of Brookings is a double-lucky lottery winner who usually plays the odds twice each time. His uncommon strategy has paid off to the tune of $2,000 a week for the rest of his life. I thought that if I win once, it's way better to win twice, Collins told the Lottery when he claimed his prize at L
Aug 7, 2021, 12:38 pm - Lottery News

Oregon looking for new incentives after vaccine lottery fails to increase vaccination rates
Vaccination rates took a downturn after the $1 million lottery announcement weeks ago By Kate Northrop The State of Oregon is looking for new ways to motivate residents to get a COVID-19 vaccine after vaccination rates went the wrong direction following the announcement of the state's $1 million vaccine lottery. Nearly three weeks ago, Governor Kate Brown held a press conference to reveal the Take Your Shot Oregon campaign, intended to motivate the public to get inoculated against COVID
Jun 9, 2021, 2:54 pm - Lottery News

Oregon friends of over 40 years split $7.4 million lottery jackpot
Friendship has never been sweeter By Kate Northrop Two friends from Oregon who have shared a friendship for over 40 years are now sharing a $7.4 million Megabucks jackpot. For 28 weeks now, Erik Maki and Brian Krahmer have been splitting the responsibility of purchasing their joint lottery tickets for the Oregon Lottery's Megabucks game. Now they'll be splitting a fortune to the tune of $7.4 million after hitting the jackpot for the drawing on Sat., Jan 23. This time, it was Krahmer'
Jan 29, 2021, 4:29 pm - Lottery News

Wildfires cause shutdown of some Oregon Lottery games
2020 continues to challenge the lottery and gaming industry By Kate Northrop 2020 just doesn't seem to let up, with wildfires in Oregon causing 115 of the state's lottery retailers to lose connection to the fiber-optic cables that support the selling of most lottery games. Over the weekend, 95 retailers in the Portland area and 25 on the coast were rendered unable to sell any video lottery games, Keno, and traditional draw games like Mega Millions and Powerball. Only instant scratch-off
Sep 23, 2020, 5:28 pm - Lottery News

State of Oregon forcing retailers to pay taxes on video lottery machines that are shut down
Hundreds of bars and restaurants already struggling to survive are now facing another financial setback. The Oregon Lottery is collecting taxes on each video lottery machine, even though the machines are shut down. I was absolutely floored. I could not believe it, said Gloria Huguley, owner of Newport Steak and Seafood. Huguley said she owes $2,082 in taxes for the six video lottery machines in her restaurant, which remains closed due to stay-at-home restrictions. The family-run restauran
Apr 30, 2020, 8:20 am - Lottery News

Oregon man wins $6.3 million from free lottery ticket
An Oregon man's $6.3 million lottery jackpot was made all the more lucky by the fact that his ticket was free and he almost left it at the store. Robert McCauley of Mount Vernon told Oregon Lottery officials he took his Megabucks ticket to the Blue Mountain Mini Mart, where manager Jolene Moulton told him he had won a free ticket. I checked Bob's ticket and actually gave him the voucher slip that came with his free ticket, Moulton said. As he was walking away, I saw the free play ticket s
Mar 31, 2020, 6:00 pm - Lottery News

Liquor, cannabis, lottery: Are our vices essential services in face of COVID-19?
In a series of executive orders, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has increasingly forced businesses to close their doors to slow the spread of COVID-19. But there are three notable exceptions: Liquor, cannabis, and lottery tickets. Why are our vices exempt? Some other states have deemed liquor stores and cannabis shops essential services, citing both an economic incentive to maintain tax revenues and concern that people with substance abuse disorders would seek urgent medical care while the syst
Mar 30, 2020, 4:17 pm - Lottery News

Oregon Lottery draws winning 2020 St. Patrick's Day Raffle numbers
The Oregon Lottery has announced the winning numbers for the St. Patrick's Day Raffle. The winning number for the top prize of $1 million is 080948. A total of 1,801 winning numbers were drawn for the raffle, including 300 prizes of $500 and 1,500 prizes of $100. All winning numbers can be viewed by visiting Lottery Post's Oregon Lottery Results page, in the Raffle Results and Special Draws section. Those with winning tickets for $500 and $100 can claim their prizes at any Oregon Lot
Mar 18, 2020, 10:16 am - Lottery News

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