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
Powerball lottery winners give back
Powerball winners Steve and Carolyn West and Frances Chaney create foundations to help children, veterans and the poor
Powerball winners Steve and Carolyn West and Frances Chaney are giving away portions of their multi-million-dollar prize to benefit local children and other worthy causes.
Both the West Family Foundation and the Robert Frances Chaney Family Foundation seek to support nonprofit organizations that serve poor children and families in Southern Oregon.
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Aug 17, 2007, 3:57 pm - Lottery News forum
Woman must forfeit $1 million lottery jackpot
A White City, Oregon, woman must turn over her lottery winnings after a judge said she won them illegally.
Prosecutors said Christina Goodenow, of White City, used a credit card that belonged to her then-boyfriend's dead mother to buy a winning $1 million Scratch-It ticket in Oct. 2005.
Goodenow asked lottery officials to keep her win quiet, claiming to be a victim of domestic violence. But police learned of the crime about two weeks later, as Goodenow continued to use the stolen credit ca ...
Aug 11, 2007, 9:21 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner from Oregon more than makes up for Enron loss
One of the Portland General Electric workers whose retirement hopes were dashed by the collapse of Enron has replenished his assets by about $59 million.
Dan Gannon, 60, won a $182 million Powerball jackpot over the weekend and claimed it Monday.
He took his prize in a lump sum, rather than over 30 years. That amounted to $88 million. Federal and state taxes took $29 million, so his payout was $59 million.
When the stock of utility owner Enron collapsed in 2001, Gannon said, his ...
Mar 20, 2007, 1:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery Winners Sued As Nuisances
A couple who talked of helping young people fight drug addiction and alcohol abuse after winning a $2.6 million Oregon Lottery jackpot are facing a city lawsuit alleging they held a four-month-long party that included public sex, fights and signs of drug dealing.
The lawsuit filed against Elizabeth and Samuel Howard detailed allegations of parties featuring fights that spilled into other yards, couples having sex in plain view, an assault on a neighbor, slashed tires and loud music.
Feb 19, 2007, 11:21 am - Lottery News forum