Oregon Lottery employee promoted to interim director
Larry Niswender was promoted Tuesday to interim director of the Oregon Lottery.
Niswender was named by Gov. Ted Kulongoski to succeed Dale Penn. Penn was named by Kulongoski to a Marion County circuit judgeship.
Niswender has been at the Oregon Lottery since September 2005, when he became assistant director for support services and deputy director under Penn.
His commitment to serving taxpayers and his leadership experiences in both the legislative and executive branches of government ...
Mar 3, 2010, 7:52 am - Lottery News forum
Oregon Lottery working to end slump
In recent weeks, Oregon Lottery officials have installed 400 new casino-style slot machines in bars and taverns across the state in hopes of boosting player interest and ending a slump in lottery play.
Lottery Director Dale Penn said the plan is to install another 2,100 of the newer machines in retail establishments to replace some of the lottery's older-style video lottery terminals.
We're real hopeful that we can bring some players back and encourage others to play more, Penn said.
Sep 2, 2009, 5:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Oregon Lottery contributions critical to athletic department
The University of Oregon athletic department likes to say it is self-sufficient. However, true self-sufficiency would mean receiving no outside help from other organizations.
The department is almost self-sufficient. It hasn't received any money from the University's general fund since 2003, so it is self-sufficient from the institution. In reality, the University and the other colleges in the state of Oregon gets a little bit of help from an unlikely source: the Oregon Lottery.
Since 1990 ...
May 27, 2009, 11:59 am - Lottery News forum
Oregon Lottery draws first raffle
The Oregon Lottery yesterday held the state's first-ever raffle, the appropriately-named St. Patrick's Day Raffle, resulting in one new millionaire and over one thousand other prize winners.
A complete list of winning numbers for the drawing can be found at Lottery Post's Oregon Lottery Results page (www.lotterypost.com/results/or).
The game has a total of 1,011 cash prizes, with a top prize of $1 million cash.
Raffle tickets went on sale Jan. 25, 2009, and cost $10 each. The complete i ...
Mar 18, 2009, 10:58 am - Lottery News forum
Oregon Lottery tries first raffle
For $10, the Oregon Lottery says the odds of becoming a millionaire will be better than than the average lottery ticket.
The lottery is offering its first raffle, with a guaranteed $1 million jackpot to be announced on March 17, St. Patrick's Day. The drawing is scheduled for 8 p.m. Pacific Time.
Beginning Sunday, the lottery will sell 250,000 tickets for $10 each, making the odds of winning the jackpot 1-in-250,000 a long shot but far better than Powerball, at 1 in 195 million, or Megabuc ...
Jan 25, 2009, 8:19 am - Lottery News forum
Oregon Lottery to start new raffle game
Officials hope the game will attract players lost when a smoking ban takes effect
In January, the Oregon Lottery will tread into territory dominated by schools, churches and other charitable causes: the raffle.
Tickets will be $10 each the priciest yet for a single lottery ticket in Oregon for a chance to win $1 million, as well as a number of $20,000 and $100 prizes. Unlike other lottery gambling, sales will be limited to 250,000 tickets.
We sell a limited amount of tickets, so th ...
Jul 17, 2008, 10:04 am - Lottery News forum
Winning Oregon Lottery ticket expires May 23
Oregon Lottery officials say it's time to double-check your wallet or your purse, or even the sofa, to see if a lottery ticket with the winning numbers was overlooked.
The search is for a winning Oregon Lottery ticket worth $1,000 a week for life, and which is about to expire.
The Win for Life ticket was purchased on May 23 last year in Hood River. The winning numbers are 06-43-46-51.
It's worth about $670 a week after taxes, or nearly $35,000 a year.
After May 23, 2008, when the tic ...
May 13, 2008, 10:15 am - Lottery News forum
Worker accused of stealing winning Oregon lottery ticket
An investigation by Oregon State Police Lottery Security Section detectives has led to the arrest of a Springfield man who allegedly stole a winning $50,000 scratch-it ticket from the victim at a Springfield restaurant.
The suspect was arrested when he came to lottery headquarters to claim the $50,000 prize.
Oregon State Police was contacted by the victim, a 37-year old Kooskia, Idaho resident, on December 26th, reporting the theft that day of a winning Oregon Lottery scratch-it ticket. Li ...
Jan 9, 2008, 11:29 am - Lottery News forum
Oregon Lottery signs 7-year contract with GTECH
A Rhode Island lottery technology firm has inked a seven-year extension with the state of Oregon, which will include upgraded systems and ongoing services.
GTECH Corp. of Providence reports it has signed a new long-term contract with the Oregon State Lottery for a new online and instant-ticket lottery system, terminals and ongoing services. The seven-year contract is set to start in September 2008, and has options to renew for up to three years.
Officials at GTECH say the company expects ...
Oct 4, 2007, 3:38 pm - Lottery News forum
Oregon waitress gets four years in lottery heist
A 33-year-old Beaverton, Oregon, waitress was sentenced to four years in prison today for robbing a lottery outlet and hitting the clerk over the head with a whiskey bottle.
Angela Marie Kotoff pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery. As part of a plea deal, the case was removed from Measure 11 sentencing and charges of second-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon were dropped.
According to police reports, Kotoff went to Dotty's Deli at 12266 S.W. Scholls Ferry Road in Tigard after s ...
Sep 26, 2007, 11:40 am - Lottery News forum