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Lottery Post's guide to 2023 holiday raffles across the USA
U.S. states to host annual holiday raffles this year Montana Millionaire raffle tickets sell out in five hours By Kate Northrop Within a mere five hours of sales for Montana's Millionaire raffle going live, all 380,000 tickets were sold out. This year marked an unheard-of demand for the Montana Millionaire raffle, even more so than the unprecedented response that Montana Lottery officials saw to their statewide raffle last year. For reference, tickets sold out in 29 hours after g
Nov 2, 2023, 7:16 pm - Lottery News

VIDEO: June's Weekly Roundup in lottery news
One doggone good lottery win was meant to be! By Kate Northrop Today, Lottery Post published a new installment of the Weekly Roundup series featuring some of the most prominent lottery stories in the month of June. From setting new records to creating promising hopes for the future, the lottery has been a hot topic for players across the world this month. A dog groomer received the most paw-fect message from her late father in the form of a well-placed lucky charm, which of cours
Jun 17, 2023, 5:23 pm - Lottery News

Luck in "52s" — Oregon woman hits Win for Life jackpot after playing for the first time
Lucky number 52 has special significance for lottery player who won $52,000 a year for life By Kate Northrop An Oregon woman is feeling the luck after playing the Win for Life draw game for the first time and winning the game's top prize of $1,000 a week for life. Ruth Salvatore, 73, of Grants Pass, is happy she gave the Win for Life draw game a go. Thanks to wanting to try something new, she's walking away from her first drawing in the game a jackpot winner. Salvatore purchased
Jun 15, 2023, 10:24 am - Lottery News

Oregon man wins $8.2 million Megabucks jackpot after a decade of playing
Lucky winner hits jackpot after ten dedicated years By Kate Northrop An Oregon man hit an $8.2 million Megabucks jackpot after ten years of playing the game. Ray Jones of Lake Oswego dedicated himself to the idea of someday winning a Megabucks jackpot, and after finally hitting one worth $8.2 million, he can rest easy. It happened after he purchased the winning ticket at 7-Eleven on Capitol Highway in Portland. Jones matched all six numbers in the Megabucks drawing on Wednesd
Jun 10, 2023, 6:26 pm - Lottery News

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

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