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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

Home just got sweeter for lottery winners
In the town of Sweet Home, Orgeon, four residents have claimed a $1.8 million jackpot after picking the correct numbers in Oregon Lottery's Megabucks game on Saturday.Carol Leest, Ralph Martin, Helen Wick-Martin and Chuck Smith picked up their prize Monday at the Lottery headquarters in Salem.Gerald Leest, Carol's husband, said Wednesday that the four who went in on the ticket are longtime friends and neighbors who have been buying a ticket together for about six months.He said that he and Chuck ...
Jan 6, 2005, 1:00 pm - Lottery News forum

Audit finds gaps in Oregon Lottery security
A state audit has concluded that the Oregon Lottery should tighten user access to computer data and improve security at employee workstations.The points were raised in an annual financial audit that the state Audits Division released Wednesday. The audit found no major problems for the year ending in mid-2004 but brought up a few issues that require management's attention, the audit said.A letter accompanying the audit said that Oregon Lottery managers should review computer-access rights when ...
Jan 6, 2005, 12:09 pm - Lottery News forum

Oregon lottery sales averaged $249 per resident last year
From video-poker machines at bars and restaurants to ticket sales at convenience markets and grocery stores, Jackson County residents spent $42.2 million on the Oregon Lottery in the fiscal year that ended in June.Thats as if every man, woman and child in the county spent about $222 on Lottery games last year, slightly less than the state average.Of course, not everyone plays. Roughly a quarter of the countys population isnt even old enough to gamble. However, per capita spending sales divided b ...
Dec 29, 2004, 8:19 am - Lottery News forum

Oregon Lottery seeks to start video slot games in July
Despite the opposition of some legislators, Oregon Lottery officials yesterday indicated that July 1 is being targeted as the start-up date for the lottery's new video slot-machine games. We aren't just going to flip a switch. We are going to plan it and make it successful, Lottery Director Dale Penn said during a meeting of the state Lottery Commission.Penn's comment came as the panel voted to begin exploring the steps needed to implement Gov. Ted Kulongoski's plan to expand state-sponsored ga ...
Dec 18, 2004, 12:01 pm - Lottery News forum

Alaska man wins lottery for-life prize
An Alaska resident has won an Oregon Lottery game worth $52,000 per year for life -- a prize that went unclaimed for more than a month.Roy Wilson of Cordova, Alaska, bought tickets for the Oct. 30 Win for Life drawing at an Albertsons supermarket in Salem while visiting relatives. Wilson, a fishing-business owner, returned to Alaska and was fishing when the drawing was held.His relatives read a Nov. 13 article in the Statesman Journal that said a winning ticket for the $1,000-per-week-for-life p ...
Dec 6, 2004, 8:25 am - Lottery News forum

Oregon man claims record jackpot after finishing hunting trip
Halfway through a two-week hunting trip, Portland-area accountant Art Brenner went into the Eastern Oregon town of Madras for supplies.He checked his lottery numbers while there and discovered that he had won the biggest Megabucks jackpot ever -- a prize of $30 million.With that knowledge, Brenner went back to camp and kept hunting elk. I still had a week of hunting, he said, shrugging.Brenner, 65, came forward Tuesday to claim the $30 million jackpot, more than two weeks after the Nov. 15 draw ...
Dec 1, 2004, 8:26 am - Lottery News forum