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Oregon Lottery to Present 7-Eleven with $89,000 Selling Bonus Check - 04/19/18

Portland couple won $8.9 million Oregon’s Game Megabucks jackpot in March

WHO: Oregon Lottery officials

WHEN: 2 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2018

WHERE: 7-Eleven, 4250 NE 122nd Ave., Portland OR

WHAT: Oregon Lottery officials will present an $89,000 selling bonus check to representatives of 7-Eleven for selling an $8.9 million Oregon’s Game Megabucks ticket. Lottery officials will also be handing out a limited number of free Scratch-its at the event.

BACKGROUND: William Breese of Portland won $8.9 million in March when his ticket matched the numbers on the Oregon’s Game Megabucks drawing. He found out he had won the prize after picking up a relative from the airport and stopping for groceries. He will not be in attendance on April 20.

VISUALS: Oregon Lottery officials will present an over-sized ceremonial check to representatives of 7-Eleven and will also distribute a limited amount of free Scratch-it tickets to patrons of the store.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned over $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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Linda Breeze with her mom May and daughter Sarah
Linda Breeze with her mom May and daughter Sarah
Hood River Woman tops Veggie Burger with $33,000 Prize (Photo) - 04/16/18

April 16, 2018 - Salem, Ore. –Linda Breeze of Hood River won nearly $33,000 playing Keno while enjoying a night out with her mom.

Breeze took her mom, May, to the Hood River Eagles Lodge for burger night and played a few Keno games during the event.

“As I was putting toppings on my veggie burger, I looked up and saw all my numbers hit,” Breeze said. “I didn’t even know what the jackpot was, all I knew is that I won. I was so excited I couldn’t eat my burger.”

Breeze said she uses the same numbers that she picked at random, because she feels they are lucky.

Breeze brought her mother with her to the Oregon Lottery’s Wilsonville Payment Center when she claimed her $32,857.10 Keno 8-Spot prize. Breeze played Special Keno, which means she won $25,000 when she matched all eight numbers and then the 8-spot Rolling Jackpot of $7,857. When players play the Keno 8-Spot, if no one has selected all eight numbers drawn, the rolling jackpot continues to grow.

“My daughter, Sarah, and I will probably go shopping with the winnings,” Breeze said. “We do our shopping in Hood River to keep it all local.”

During the 2015-17 biennium in Hood River County, where Breeze lives, more than $10 million in Oregon Lottery proceeds were directed to economic development, parks, education and watershed enhancement projects.

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

 

 

Eugene man wins record Keno 8-Spot jackpot - 04/13/18

April 13, 2018 - Salem, Ore. – Allen Hamilton of Eugene, won the largest Keno 8-spot rolling jackpot in Oregon Lottery history. Hamilton bought his record-breaking ticket at Jaspers on Green Acres Road in Eugene.

The excitement grew at Lottery retailers around the state, as the rolling Keno 8-spot jackpot continued to balloon to an all-time record $129,299.80 prior to the April 3 drawing. The previous record was $99,698.45 in June 2016. When players play the Keno 8-Spot, if no one has selected all eight numbers drawn, the rolling jackpot continues to grow.

Hamilton also purchased a Special Keno ticket, which changes the prize structure and netted him an additional $25,000, for a total prize of $154,299.

Sales of Keno leading up to the record-breaking Keno 8-spot rolling jackpot were also strong. It was the highest week of Keno sales in Oregon Lottery history with $3.2 million in Keno sales reported. Thanks to these robust sales, more funding is able to go to Lottery beneficiaries such as economic development, parks, education, watershed enhancement, outdoor school and veteran’s services. 

During the 2015-17 biennium in Lane County, where Hamilton lives, 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

 

 

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Portland man wins $1,000 a week for life - 04/12/18

April 12, 2018 - Salem, Ore. – A Portland man won the top prize of the Win for Life game and will take home $1,000 per week for life.  

Marlon Stockton of Portland will now receive $1,000 per week for life, thanks to his big Oregon Lottery win. He matched all four numbers for the Saturday, April 7 drawing. He purchased the ticket at a Fred Meyer on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway in Portland. Stockton said he normally plays Keno but heard about Win for Life and decided to try it.

Stockton opted to take $52,000 per year as an annual payment, rather than the $1,000 a week option.

Fred Meyer will receive a retailer sales bonus of $13,000, which is 1-percent of the 25 years of prizes Stockton will receive.

Proceeds from Oregon Lottery sales help fund public education, parks, economic development and watershed projects. During the 2015-17 biennium, more than $22 million of Lottery dollars went to economic development projects in Multnomah County, where Stockton played.

The Oregon Lottery reminds players to always sign the back of their Lottery tickets, regardless of the game. In the event of winning a jackpot, they should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Prize winners of more than $50,000 are advised to contact the Lottery office and 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

 

 

Medford Albertson's celebrates $1 million Raffle win tomorrow - 03/27/18

Lottery retailer excited about $10,000 retail selling bonus

WHO: Oregon Lottery officials, Albertson's representatives

WHEN: 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2018

WHERE: Albertson's #3508, 910 N. Phoenix Road, Medford

WHAT: Oregon Lottery officials will present a $10,000 selling bonus check to representatives of Albertson's for selling the $1 million St. Patrick's Day Raffle ticket. Lottery officials will also be handing out a limited number of Powerball free plays at the event.

BACKGROUND: On March 20, Damian Shepherd, of Phoenix, Oregon, claimed the $1 million top prize for the St. Patrick's Day Raffle. Shepherd is the third winner of $1 million or more from Southern Oregon this year. Shepherd will not be attending the event.

VISUALS: Oregon Lottery officials will present an over-sized ceremonial check to representatives of Albertson's and will also distribute a limited amount of Powerball free-play certificates to patrons of the store. The winner, Damian Shepherd, will not be attending the event.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned over $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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