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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

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