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Central Oregon Lottery retailers sell two jackpot Scratch-its in a week - 02/15/18

Feb. 15, 2018 - Salem, Ore. -- Two Central Oregon Lottery retailers sold $200,000 in jackpot winning Scratch-its within two days.

On Jan. 31, the US Market #150 in Bend had a $100,000, $10 Cash Club Scratch-it win by Carl Osterkamp of Bend. Osterkamp said that he had never purchased a $10 Scratch-it before and decided to give it a try. His first $10 was the big winner.

"No flipping way!" Carl said when he got his check. "My girlfriend's sister, who was with me, wouldn't believe me."
Carl ended up taking the ticket back to the store and scanning it to prove that he actually won.

"I just about dropped to my knees when it came up as $100,000," he said. Carl is using his winnings to move himself and his girlfriend to a new place.

The next day, just up the road from Bend in Redmond, the Redmond Chevron sold a $100,000, $10 Extreme Cash Scratch-it. That prize was claimed by Jeremy Gilbertson of Redmond.

"I scratched the ticket, I looked at this, and I thought, 'This just doesn't happen to me.'" Gilbertson said. "All I could say was ahhhhh. I won $100,000 and I couldn't believe it."

Gilbertson usually plays $2 or $3 Scratch-its, but when he wins on those, he uses the winnings to purchase higher-value tickets. "I don't normally play the $10 Scratch-its," he said.

Gilbertson said his two-year wedding anniversary is coming up and he is going to take her on a trip. He also said the couple was going to pay off some bills.

"This is great," he said.

In 2017 the Bend and Redmond area retailers sold $55,000 worth of winning Scratch-its of more than $601. This year they have already sold $202,500 in winning tickets. Last year more than $4.2 million in Lottery prizes of more than $601 were won in Bend and Redmond across all games.

During the 2015-17 biennium in Deschutes County, where both the Bend and Redmond Lottery retailers are located, more than $28.9 million in Oregon Lottery proceeds were directed to economic development, parks, education and watershed enhancement.

Lottery officials recommend that you always sign the back of your tickets with each Oregon Lottery game you play, to ensure you can claim any prize you may win. In the event of winning a jackpot, players should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Prize winners of more than $50,000 should contact the Lottery office to schedule an appointment to claim their prize.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned more than $11 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org

Keno winner Donald Devore
Keno winner Donald Devore
Comedy of errors leads to $54,000 Keno win (Photo) - 02/07/18

Feb. 7, 2018 - Salem, Ore. -- Donald Devore of Troutdale is an unlikely Keno winner, when you consider the series of events that led to his $54,747.20 Keno 8-spot win.
On Monday, Devore attended a birthday party for a friend who was turning 60. The only problem was that the friend sent out the wrong location. Devore, who meets regularly with the friend, showed up at their normal hangout, Chu's Eatery in Portland.
"He had sent the wrong location out, so there were only four of us at the location he wanted," Devore said. "We all decided to start playing Keno."
When Devore filled out his play slip for his Keno 8-spot game, he accidentally only selected six numbers.
"So I had to do another play slip. I used our birthdays. I like 56 and 57 Chevys, so I used those numbers, and then two other numbers at random," he said. "When the numbers came up, I thought I had won $4,700, which was the 8-spot bonus."
Another player told him that he won $25,000 plus the rolling 8-spot bonus of $4,700.
"Then I realized I had played for $2, so I had doubled my base prize to $50,000!," he said. "It was ridiculous."
Now Devore is talking about taking his friends to Bora Bora, however, Kelly, Devore's wife, said she would like new carpeting. The couple from Troutdale own a marketing company.
"Of course we bought everyone a round of drinks at the party, too," he said. "We have a friend who is always telling us to play Keno 8-spot, and I'm glad we did!"
During the 2015-17 biennium in Multnomah County, where the Chu's Eatery is located, more than $109 million in Oregon Lottery proceeds were directed to economic development, parks, education and watershed enhancement.
Lottery officials recommend that you always sign the back of your tickets with each Oregon Lottery game you play, to ensure you can claim any prize you may win. In the event of winning a jackpot, players should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Prize winners of more than $50,000 should contact the Lottery office to schedule an appointment to claim their prize.
Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned more than $11 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org

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Raymundo Martinez, Molalla Lottery winner
Raymundo Martinez, Molalla Lottery winner
Molalla Lottery retailers sell two jackpot Scratch-its in a week (Photo) - 01/25/18

Jan. 22, 2018 - Salem, Ore. -- Two Oregon Lottery retailers sold $135,000 in jackpot winning Scratch-its within seven days.

In the past week, two Lottery retailers have sold two top-prize winning Oregon Lottery Scratch-its for a total of more than $135,000 in prizes.

Monday, Raymundo Martinez from Molalla claimed $75,000 after playing the "Did I Win?" Scratch-it. As it turns out the "Did I Win?" name was very appropriate for Martinez's win, as he almost threw out the ticket after he played it.

"I looked at it, and thought I didn't win so I almost threw it in the trash," he said. "Then a friend said I should check it at the store. I did and saw that I won $75,000!"

Martinez purchased the ticket at Fred's Food-O-Mart, in Molalla. Retailers who sell winning tickets receive a 1-percent selling bonus on winning tickets over $10,000. So Fred's will see a $750 bonus. Martinez said he had several plans for the prize money, including getting a better car and putting it toward a new home.

Last Wednesday, Marissa Kolde, of Molalla claimed $60,000 after playing a "Mythical Money" Scratch-it. At first she thought she had won $500, but as she continued to play the ticket, she realized she won the top prize.

"I started crying immediately," Kolde said. "I'm still in shock, I'm not sure what we are going to do with the money."

Kolde and her husband Chris, said they purchased the ticket at the Astro's Express Mart in Molalla. Astro's will also receive a selling bonus of $600 bonus.

"We play Oregon Lottery because we know it goes to a good cause," Kolde said.

During the 2015-17 biennium in Clackamas County, where the Molalla Lottery retailers are located, more than $55.5 million in Oregon Lottery proceeds were directed to economic development, parks, education and watershed enhancement.

Lottery officials recommend that you always sign the back of your tickets with each Oregon Lottery game you play, to ensure you can claim any prize you may win. In the event of winning a jackpot, players should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Prize winners of more than $50,000 should contact the Lottery office to schedule an appointment to claim their prize.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned more than $11 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org


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