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New Oregon Lottery Director Appointed
Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski has chosen Marion County District Attorney Dale Penn as the new director of the Oregon Lottery.Penn was appointed Thursday, and will start the job Oct. 25 if the appointment is confirmed by the state Senate.Marion County Deputy District Attorney Walt Beglau was selected by the governor as acting district attorney. He will officially become the district attorney when Penn leaves. (Penns) commitment to upholding the integrity of the law and to serving taxpayers are the q ...
Oct 8, 2004, 10:20 am - Lottery News forum

Internet casino profits from lottery name confusion
The Oregon Lottery likes to tout how its revenues create jobs and boost economic development. But one of its latest instant scratch-off ticket games apparently has been helping generate a tidy sum of revenue for the owners of a 9-year-old, offshore-based online casino.Call the confusion over the name Casino Fortune unintended offshoring, if you will.And while lottery officials say they dont see how anyone could confuse a scratch-ticket game with Internet gambling, casino officials say their own ...
Sep 15, 2004, 8:14 am - Lottery News forum

Man wins Oregon lottery game
What would you do with an extra $1,000 a week?That's a question one lucky Vancouver man can now happily answer.David Bartkowski, 46, is the latest winner in Oregon Lottery's Win for Life contest.The game awards $1,000 a week for the rest of the winner's life if their ticket has the correct matching numbers drawn in the online game.Bartkowski, a truck mechanic, said he hasn't given much thought to how he will spend the money, only that he will step back and ponder the possibilities before makin ...
Sep 7, 2004, 10:06 am - Lottery News forum

Oregon lottery posts record sales
The Oregon Lottery finished its 19th year of operation with record overall sales for the second consecutive year.Overall, the Lottery completed the 2004 fiscal year with total sales of $895.1 million, surpassing last year's record of $855.8 million.Some of the sales highlights for fiscal year 2004 include:Video Lottery net sales of $530.9 million, new recordKeno sales of $116.5 million, new recordPowerball sales of $45.9 million, new recordSports Action with $10.1 million, new recordMegabucks sa ...
Aug 6, 2004, 9:00 am - Lottery News forum

New Oregon Lottery Game Causing Problems
Lottery games are going hi-tech in Oregon.A new game gives you a computer disc instead of a paper ticket.It's called Click and Play but some gamers are now calling it click and pay. This is the latest Oregon Lottery game and it could be dangerous to your computer.An unidentified user claimed that the Click and Play disc caused her computer to go haywire. She had to repeatedly re-boot and re-program.But those aren't the worst of the problems. The first one broke after a couple of days of us pl ...
Apr 23, 2004, 6:32 am - Lottery News forum

Oregon Lottery Drops Plan to Cut Taverns' Commissions
The Oregon Lottery director said Monday that she plans to rework her controversial proposal to cut bar and tavern owners' video poker compensation.Director Brenda Rocklin's initial proposal turned out to yield far less revenue for state-funded programs than first estimated, prompting calls from education advocates and others for more drastic reductions in the share of video poker proceeds that bars and taverns are allowed to keep as compensation.But bars, taverns and restaurants and their trade ...
Mar 17, 2004, 5:11 am - Lottery News forum

Oregon Lottery increases number of Keno drawings
The Oregon State Lottery has increased the number and frequency of its Keno drawings in an attempt to boost revenue.The drawings will be held every four minutes, instead of five.Keno sales have increased an average of 19 percent in the five states that have made the switch from five minutes to four, said Chuck Baumann, a lottery spokesman.Keno is the state lotterys third-highest revenue producer, topped by video poker and Scratch-its. Keno brought in sales of $111.3 million in the past fiscal ye ...
Feb 25, 2004, 4:21 am - Lottery News forum

Ruling taxes lottery winner at higher rate
An Oregon Lottery jackpot winner is going to have to pay a higher tax rate after a federal appeals court rejected his argument the prize money should be taxed like an investment at the lower capital gains rate.J. Michael Maginnis won a record $23 million jackpot in July 1991 that he divided among himself, his wife and their three sons.Maginnis chose to receive his $9 million share in 20 annual installments, a typical payment schedule at the time for state lotteries, which purchase an annuity for ...
Feb 4, 2004, 5:33 am - Lottery News forum

Oregon pays lottery sites larger share, audit finds
Leaders say the report shows retailers' portion of proceeds should be cut, but a lobbyist disagreesThe Oregon State Lottery pays retailers a bigger cut than similar operations do, a state auditors' report says, a finding that could bolster a long-standing drive to lower the compensation that bars and taverns get for carrying video poker machines.Oregon retailers receive on average 32 percent of the net proceeds from video poker -- about $159 million last fiscal year -- according to the report re ...
Jan 30, 2004, 6:50 am - Lottery News forum

Orgeon lottery gears up to sell new contract
Critics have called for the agency to expand revenue from games and cut retailers' compensationOregon State Lottery officials will launch two weeks of public forums in March to talk to retailers about compensation rates and other issues as the agency prepares a new six-year contract.Under a fast-track schedule unveiled to lottery commissioners Friday, agency representatives should hit Pendleton, Bend and Ontario the first week of March before moving on to Grants Pass, Eugene, Salem and Portland. ...
Dec 22, 2003, 6:09 am - Lottery News forum