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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

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