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$100,000 Scratch-it win -- zing with a bunch of zeroes! (Photo) - 09/24/18

Sept. 21, 2018 - Salem, Ore. – David Black likes to stop and play Oregon Lottery Scratch-its. He calls it a hobby, and last week it paid off when the Troutdale man won $100,000 playing a $10 Scratch-it.

“When I came home he said he wanted me to look at something,” said Jean, David’s wife. “He asked me what I thought, and I thought it looked suspicious.”

That confused David, and he asked Jean, his wife of 43 years what she meant?

“It looks suspiciously like a win!” she said. The couple then took the ticket back to the Dotty’s on SW 257th in Troutdale, where David bought the ticket.

“The clerk there scanned it and it we felt ‘zing with a bunch of zeroes,” Jean said. “This was his lucky day!”

The couple claimed their prize Sept. 10, and said that while their house was paid off, they would like to make some improvements, and save the rest for their retirement.

“We are going to hang on to the money for a rainy day,” Jean said.

The couple won playing the $10 Lucky Numbers Scratch-it, which has a top prize of $100,000. There is one top prize remaining with the Lucky Numbers Scratch-it.

The prize is the largest win that Dotty’s has had according to Oregon Lottery records. Two other players won $10,000 playing Video Lottery in 2011. Retailers receive a 1-percent selling bonus on jackpot prizes, meaning that Dotty’s will receive $1,000 for selling the winning ticket.

During the 2015-17 biennium in Multnomah County, where Black lives and the Dotty’s he purchased the ticket  is located, more than $109.3 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

Todd Howard of Springfield won $50,000 playing Powerball
Todd Howard of Springfield won $50,000 playing Powerball
Good deed leads to $50,000 Powerball win (Photo) - 08/30/18

August 30, 2018 - Salem, Ore. – The broken railing was bugging Todd Howard of Springfield. Nearly every weekend he would take his daughter to yogurt and notice a potentially dangerous railing.

On a recent visit to get yogurt with his daughter, Howard decided to take his tools. “I just thought I’d fix it so I wouldn’t worry about it anymore and ended up getting free yogurt,” Howard said. “I felt like I won the Lottery, so I went and bought a ticket. Turns out, my good deed lead to a $50,000 Lottery win!”

Howard won a $50,000 prize when he matched four numbers and the Powerball during the Saturday, Aug. 18 Powerball drawing. He purchased the ticket at the Dari-Mart in Springfield on M Street. The next Powerball drawing is Saturday and will have a jackpot at an estimated $90 million.

This was the biggest jackpot ticket that Dari-Mart has sold in the last three years.

Howard said the win was helping him hit the “reset” button on his finances and the prize would take a lot of stress out of his life.

“I just feel very fortunate and blessed to have won,” he said. “While it might not seem like a huge amount compared to some wins, it will be making a difference in my life.”

During the 2015-17 biennium in Lane County, where Howard lives and purchased his ticket, more than $50.8 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