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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

Lottery winner dies in crash
An Oregon woman was killed in a Salem car crash last week after winning the lottery just a few days earlier.Shirley Randall, 59, of Gladstone, had turned in a winning Keno ticket at the Oregon Lottery office Nov. 22, the day she died. Police found the check for $10,632.88 in her purse.Randall was hit and killed when a UniFirst delivery van, driving westbound on Mission Street SE, crashed into the driver's side of her Pontiac Firebird as she tried to turn from Airport Road SE onto Mission.Offici ...
Dec 1, 2004, 8:23 am - Lottery News forum

Record Oregon lottery jackpot still unclaimed
Oregon lottery players, check your pockets. All of `em.Somewhere in those deep recesses, amid the lint and loose change, may dwell the biggest Megabucks payoff in the history of the drawing.Nobody has claimed the $30 million prize.It's been two weeks since the six winning numbers turned up on a ticket sold in Milwaukie.Typically, big winners wait to come forward until they get their legal and financial houses in order, said lottery spokesman Chuck Baumann.However, it could be sitting on somebo ...
Nov 30, 2004, 7:24 am - Lottery News forum

One ticket scoops $30 million Oregon Megabucks
The jackpot is a record in Oregon's Megabucks gameOne lucky person won the $30 million jackpot Monday in the Oregon Lottery's Megabucks game, the largest single Lottery award in state history.The winning ticket had not been claimed at press time, nor was it known where the ticket was purchased.The jackpot eclipsed the previous high of $23 million won in July 1991. The last Megabucks jackpot was won April 12, when a $15.6 million prize was awarded. The Oregon Lottery has featured the Megabucks ga ...
Nov 16, 2004, 8:46 am - Lottery News forum

Oregon Megabucks reaches record $25.5 million
When people walk through the door of Center Market looking for a few essentials these days, those essentials often include an Oregon Lottery ticket -- thanks to a record Megabucks jackpot. Usually, they come in for something else and buy the tickets as well, said Soni Singh, manager of the store near Center and 17th streets NE. Today, they're just coming in for the tickets. And they are buying them in bunches, Singh said. On Wednesday, one customer spent $125 on tickets; another spent $325. La ...
Nov 4, 2004, 12:38 pm - Lottery News forum