Oregon man finds $1 million lottery ticket 8 days before it expired
An Oregon man recently discovered a year-old winning lotto ticket in his home office that he was cleaning, according to the Oregon Lottery.
Amazingly, the lucky man Joemel Panisa found the ticket just eight days before it expired, the Oregon Lottery said in a news release on Wednesday. The ticket was worth $1 million.
Panisa was able to claim the ticket just in the nick of time, and he is officially now the fourth Mega Millions $1 million winner from Oregon since the game was offered in th ...
Jan 12, 2017, 5:24 pm - Lottery News forum
Oregon Gov. appoints new lottery director
Barry Pack is now the official nominee for director of the Oregon Lottery.
Gov. Kate Brown announced Friday she has nominated Pack to head the agency, pending Senate confirmation.
Pack has served as acting director of the Lottery since Brown fired former Director Jack Roberts in April, citing management problems. Pack previously served as director of the Department of Administrative Services. He also was an aide to Brown when she was secretary of state and a state senator.
Roberts had b ...
Nov 22, 2016, 8:02 am - Lottery News forum
Oregonians approve Measure 96, devoting lottery net proceeds toward veterans
Oregonians voted to approve Measure 96 Tuesday, giving 1.5 percent of state lottery net proceeds toward veterans' service.
This would include assistance with employment, education, housing, physical/mental health care, addiction treatment, reintegration, access to government benefits, and other services for veterans, spouses and dependents.
Already dedicated net lottery proceeds are as follows: 18% to finance education stability fund, 15% to finance state parks, restoration and protection ...
Nov 10, 2016, 7:59 am - Lottery News forum
Truck driver makes delivery on way to claim $9.4M lottery jackpot
An Oregon truck driver who won a $9.4 million lottery jackpot said he completed his drywall delivery on his way to claim the prize.
Eric Tackett of Sutherlin matched all six numbers for the Oregon State Lottery's Aug. 31 Megabucks drawing: 4, 6, 15, 21, 38, and 40.
Tackett said he initially didn't believe his wife and frequent travel companion, Bethany, when she said the ticket was a winner.
Normally I win free tickets, Tackett said. I thought everyone was messing with me when they tol ...
Sep 9, 2016, 2:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Editorial calls for revamp of Oregon Lottery governance
The Register-Guard editorial staff may be on to something for all states to consider
Last week's firing of Jack Roberts as director of the Oregon Lottery offers Oregonians a warning: A governance structure established by voters 30 years ago for a small-time scratch-off ticket operation may be poorly suited to the billion-dollar enterprise the lottery has become. The 2017 Legislature should study whether existing systems of oversight and control are adequate, and refer any needed improvements ...
May 4, 2016, 8:26 am - Lottery News forum
Oregon Lottery director abruptly replaced
Gov. Kate Brown abruptly fired Oregon Lottery Director Jack Roberts on Tuesday and replaced him with an administrator from the Department of Administrative Services.
I am grateful for Jack's years of service to the Oregon Lottery, but it is time for a leadership change, Brown said in a statement.
Brown's office gave no further explanation except that the agency has recently had some management problems. Kristen Grainger, Brown's spokeswoman, did not reply to an email asking for more detai ...
Apr 28, 2016, 9:46 am - Lottery News forum
Oregon man wins largest Keno 8-Spot prize ever
More than three months after hitting the winning numbers, a Springfield, Oregon, man has claimed a record-breaking Keno win of more than $300,000.
Bruce Buckley of Springfield purchased a single $2 Keno ticket on December 11, 2015 after turning in some bottles. That $2 ticket was worth $300,246.50 and was the highest Keno 8-spot win in Oregon Lottery history, Oregon Lottery said Monday.
I saw that the Keno 8-Spot jackpot was more than $50,000 and figured I would just buy one ticket, Buckl ...
Apr 5, 2016, 11:35 am - Lottery News forum
New Oregon law allows lottery prize garnishments for overpayments
A new Oregon law, effective Jan. 1, authorizes the state Department of Human Services and the Oregon Health Authority to garnish Oregon Lottery prize payments greater than $600 to recover overpayments of public assistance, medical assistance and supplemental nutrition assistance.
What does this new law, approved by legislators, mean to players?
If a player claims a Lottery prize greater than $600 with the Lottery, the Lottery must check with DHS/OHA to see if the player owes an overpayment ...
Dec 24, 2015, 7:51 am - Lottery News forum
Iraqi's Oregon jackpot raises questions on lottery sales
The man from Baghdad showed up unannounced this month in a state office building in Salem, Ore., with a piece of paper in his hand that he said was worth $6.4 million. He politely asked that his name be kept quiet, then told state officials that he had set up a local bank account into which they should deposit money annually. And then he went away, richer and more mysterious than when he arrived.
It was not an ordinary day at the Oregon Lottery.
The story started with small details, lotter ...
Dec 13, 2015, 3:34 pm - Lottery News forum
Man in Iraq wins $6.4 million Oregon Lottery jackpot
Ticket bought online; Lottery withholds winner's name for security reasons
For the first known time in the Oregon Lottery's 30-year history, the ticket for a winning big jackpot has been sold through an international online lottery ticket sales site and the $6.4 million prize goes to an Iraqi national whose ticket was bought in Bend, and whose name won't be revealed in order to protect him from danger in his homeland, officials confirmed Wednesday.
We sell a lot of megabucks tickets, they ...
Dec 10, 2015, 7:11 am - Lottery News forum