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Oregon woman tricked by international lottery scam
The letter from Star Lotto Prize Inc. promising a big win was so believable.But within a week of receiving it, Juanita Foss of Beaverton had lost $3,000. Any time you get a lottery thing like this it's fraud, said Foss, a retiree who wants to make sure no one else falls for the scam.The swindle starts with an official letter promising a rich reward. It moves forward with a fake check sent to the victim. And ends with the victim forwarding a real check to an international address.The scam may be ...
Sep 30, 2005, 9:16 am - Lottery News forum

Oregon to add gaming machines at horse track
In a move that supporters say will help save horse racing in the state, the Oregon House approved a bill that would expand the number of slot and video-poker machines at Portland Meadows.Wagering at the racetrack has been relatively flat in recent years as bettors have turned to other forms of gambling. Lobbyists said that more machines are needed to entice bettors to the track.Under the terms of the bill approved Wednesday, the track could have 30 machines, triple the current number. The bill g ...
Jul 8, 2005, 1:09 pm - Lottery News forum

Honest store clerk returns $100,000 lottery ticket
Leslee Hobson isn't just lucky when it comes to lottery tickets. She is lucky she buys her coffee from John Martin each morning.Hobson brought three Powerball tickets into the Circle K convenience store in Stayton, Oregon on May 29.Martin, a clerk at the store, went through the tickets and returned her winnings of $3. One of the tickets, however, couldn't be processed. Something came up on the screen on the Lottery machine I'd never seen before, Martin said. It said, This is not a ticket.' Ho ...
Jun 27, 2005, 7:42 pm - Lottery News forum

Investment banker cashes in $9.3 million winning Oregon lottery ticket
A Seattle investment banker who wants to keep working in spite of his good fortune has cashed the winning $9.3 million Lotto jackpot ticket for Saturday night's drawing.The prize was the largest jackpot since Washington's Lottery switched from Lotto Plus back to classic Lotto in October of 2003.Peter Kerr, who works for UBS Financial Services, Inc., of Seattle, selected the cash option for his winnings, providing him with half the jackpot amount, $4.65 million. His wife, Cynthia Wells, was at hi ...
Jun 15, 2005, 1:09 pm - Lottery News forum

Unclaimed lottery winnings scam targets elderly
Oregon State Police plan to announce today that they are investigating a scam targeting the elderly that promises large unclaimed lottery winnings from two fictitious Salem companies.The scam has claimed at least seven victims in Georgia, Florida, California and Pennsylvania who combined have lost about $30,000, Detective Rich Dennis of the Oregon State Police said Wednesday.Here's how the scam works: A letter arrives in the mail on letterhead from fake Salem firms Golden Lotto Mega Bucks or Top ...
Jun 9, 2005, 10:30 am - Lottery News forum

Oregon Gov. pushes for larger lottery cut
Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski has become a quiet backroom force in pushing the Oregon Lottery into considering a nearly 50 percent cut in the share of proceeds that bars, restaurants and taverns receive for the lottery's new electronic slot games.People close to Kulongoski say he has become more involved than previous governors in determining how much money retailers should get for offering video gambling, which last year totaled $531 million in sales.Kulongoski prodded the new lottery director, Da ...
Mar 8, 2005, 9:51 am - Lottery News forum

Oregon Lottery rate cut has fierce opposition and support
Oregon Lottery Director Dale Penn, seeking to capture millions of additional dollars for schools and other state programs, on Tuesday proposed a nearly 50 percent rate cut for retailers offering the lottery's new electronic slot machines.The rate cut, the biggest proposed by a lottery director since the state first ventured into electronic gambling 13 years ago, was cheered by school advocates who complain that bars, taverns and restaurants have been making excess profits off the lottery.But the ...
Feb 17, 2005, 10:03 am - Lottery News forum

Oregon Lottery adds slot games to video poker machines
The electronic version of one-arm bandits is coming to Oregon bars and restaurants this summer.Under prodding from Gov. Ted Kulongoski, the Oregon State Lottery Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to allow slot-machine-style games on the state's network of video-poker terminals.That means more than 2,200 bars and restaurants across Oregon could offer electronic slots as soon as July 1. But first the state must persuade retailers to accept new contracts that reduce their share of video-poker ...
Jan 27, 2005, 12:57 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery dealer opens his books to show he's not getting rich
Customers strolling into Jammer's Bar and Grill at 12th and Hoyt Street SE can spend their paychecks on 18 taps of beer, hard liquor, burgers and munchies, and five pool tables.But barkeep Scott McComas' biggest profits come from the folks glued to six video-poker machines lining his tavern's rear wall, alongside an ATM.The Oregon Lottery Commission is expected to vote Wednesday to add slot-machine-style games to its network of video-poker terminals housed in bars and restaurants across the stat ...
Jan 24, 2005, 10:09 am - Lottery News forum

Oregon school backers, retailers spar over lottery profits
Bar and tavern owners are squaring off with school advocates over the surge of new revenue that's expected to come from the Oregon Lottery's expansion into electronic slot machines.At a hearing yesterday, retailers said the Lottery is proposing a raw deal for them when it comes to sharing expected slot machine revenue.But groups advocating for children and schools say the retailers already are making excessive video lottery profits and should get less money, not more.At Gov. Ted Kulongoski's req ...
Jan 12, 2005, 8:47 am - Lottery News forum