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Eugene-area women both win $100,000 in same weekend (Photo) - 06/14/19

June 14, 2019 – Salem, Ore. – The sun is a little brighter for two Eugene-area women when both won $100,000 prizes playing Scratch-its this past weekend.

Anya Moedl, of Eugene, won $100,000 after playing a $10 Emerald 10s Scratch-it at the 7-Eleven along River Road in Eugene.

“I buy Scratch-its every so often, but usually they are $2 or $3 tickets,” she said. “I splurged and bought a $10 one, and I wasn’t expecting to win that much!”

Moedl said she played the ticket at home and found out Friday and had to wait over the weekend for the Lottery offices to open Monday.

“I was pretty excited all weekend,” she said. “I barely slept all weekend long, I kept thinking about what to do with the money.”

Moedl said she was going to use the money to save for an education fund for her son and daughter. She also said she may look at some property but was going to be careful with the prize.

There is still one $100,000 jackpot-winning Scratch-it available for the Emerald 10s Scratch-it game.

The same weekend, Eugene-area player Elena Delgadillo, also won $100,000 playing a Scratch-it.

“Scratch-its are my hobby and I never thought I would win this much!” Delgadillo said. “I just had a feeling I would win, and I did!”

Delgadillo purchased her ticket, a $10 $100,000 Jackpot Scratch-it, from the Oakridge Market after she got off work. Her winning ticket was the the last jackpot-winning ticket for that game.

“Miracles happen,” she said, fighting back tears. “I have four kids and two are in college, this is really going to help with their education.”

During the 2018 fiscal year, the Oregon Lottery awarded more than $2.6 billion in prizes and $725 million to state and local programs.

During the 2015-17 biennium, more than $50.8 million in Oregon Lottery proceeds were directed to economic development, parks, education and watershed enhancement in Lane County, where both women live and purchased their Scratch-its. Since 1985, Oregon Lottery players have won more than $38 billion in prizes.

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 nearly $12 billion for economic development, public education, state parks, veterans services and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org

Oregon Lottery to Present Jasper's with Giant Oregon's Game Megabucks Check - 06/04/19

The Coburg Road store sold the winning $3.2 million ticket

WHO: Oregon Lottery officials

WHEN: Noon, Wednesday, June 5, 2019

WHERE: Jasper’s, 1504 Coburg Road, Eugene, OR 97401

WHAT: Oregon Lottery officials will present an over-sized display check to representatives of Jasper’s for selling the winning Oregon’s Game Megabucks $3.2 million jackpot ticket. Lottery officials will also be handing out a limited number of free Oregon’s Game Megabucks tickets at the event.

BACKGROUND: Mark Bennett of Eugene hadn’t even won so much as free ticket while playing Oregon’s Game Megabucks – until last month when his monthly ticket purchase was worth $3.2 million.

Bennett said he purchased a multi-drawing ticket in April from the Jasper’s on Coburg Road in Eugene, and put it away, until recently when he couldn’t sleep. Officials from Jasper’s said it was their first big win at that location.

During the 2015-17 biennium, more than $50 million in Oregon Lottery proceeds were directed to economic development, parks, education and watershed enhancement in Lane County, where Bennett lives and purchased the ticket. Since 1985, Oregon Lottery players have won more than $38 billion in prizes.

VISUALS: Oregon Lottery officials will present an over-sized ceremonial check to representatives of the Coburg Road Jasper’s and will also distribute a limited amount of free Oregon’s Game Megabucks tickets to patrons of the store.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned nearly $12 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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Oregon Lottery Creates Limited-Edition State Parks Day Pin (Photo) - 05/30/19

May 30, 2019 - Salem, Ore. – On June 1, Oregon State Parks aren’t the only thing that is free. Commemorate the day with a free, limited-edition 2019 Oregon State Parks “Go Play” pin.

The pin is a partnership between the Oregon Lottery and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department to help highlight State Parks Day, June 1. The pin was created by the Oregon Lottery.

The free pins will be available at more than two dozen state parks on Saturday, June 1. Ask a park ranger or volunteer at each park how to collect your commemorative pin. Only 3,000 pins are available, so supplies are limited. Once a park is out, they're out for good. Get there early!

A complete list of the participating state parks where the limited-edition pins will be available can be found on the Oregon State Parks website.

Saturday’s State Parks Day also features free events and other activities at state parks throughout Oregon. The list of participating parks and their events can also be found on the Oregon State Parks website.

Since 1999, the Oregon Lottery has provided more than $750 million in proceeds to help maintain Oregon’s state parks. This includes funding the purchase of new park land and dollars to keep state parks open year-round.

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Keno win has Eugene woman screaming Bon Voyage! (Photo) - 05/29/19

May 29, 2019 – Salem, Ore. – A trip to Europe had modest beginnings for Lindy Lindbloom of Eugene when she stopped off at a Jackson’s to cash in a Keno ticket that turned out to be $32,217 prize.
By matching 8 of 8 numbers, Lindbloom won $15,000 plus the 8-spot rolling jackpot of $19,217. She’s now planning to use the money for the annual trip she takes with her girlfriends.
“When we hit big birthdays we try to do something special,” she said. “When we turned 50 we went to Italy. This year we are turning 65 so we are going to do a riverboat cruise around Europe. I didn’t think I was going to have the money to go this time, now I do!”
“I normally don’t play at that Jacksons,” Lindbloom said. “I had a ticket that was worth $2, so I stopped to cash that in and then bought another ticket with the winnings. I didn’t stick around to watch the game, I did my shopping and went home.”
When Lindbloom got home, she remembered she had the ticket, looked up the Keno numbers on her phone, and realized she had won.
“I had no idea how much,” she said. “I went to the store to scan it, and when it said to go to Lottery Headquarters I knew I had something. I ended up screaming in the car!”
Lindbloom said she was also going to help her daughter with her University of Oregon student loans.
“I’m happily in shock!” she said.
During the 2018 fiscal year, the Oregon Lottery awarded more than $2.6 billion in prizes and $725 million to state and local programs.
During the 2015-17 biennium, more than $50.8 million in Oregon Lottery proceeds were directed to economic development, parks, education and watershed enhancement in Lane County, where Lindbloom lives and played Video Lottery. Since 1985, Oregon Lottery players have won more than $38 billion in prizes.
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 nearly $12 billion for economic development, public education, state parks, veterans services and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org
 

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Friends of 40 years win Lottery at the same time (Photo) - 05/24/19

May 24, 2019 – Salem, Ore. – Jennifer Jones and Lowell Hill, both of Hillsboro, have been friends for 40 years. The two friends like playing Video Lottery, and for the first time they both won jackpots on the same day.

“We were out visiting friends and decided to stop to play Video Lottery,” Jennifer said. “We play two separate machines and will share money sometimes.”

Lowell was first to hit a $1,500 jackpot when two friends stopped at a Dotty’s. “I put in $5 and on the second spin playing Big City 5s, I start seeing lights and it’s not sinking in what’s going on,” Lowell said. “It was exciting.”

The couple then went and visited other friends and decided to have dinner later in the day at Elmer’s. While waiting for their meal, it was Jennifer’s turn to win, after she put $5 in and hit a jackpot.

I couldn’t believe it when I won $1,500!” Jennifer said.

Jennifer said she was going to pay bills with the winnings, while Lowell said his winnings were going for a newer car, and  parts for his classic car.

“We had a lot of fun, we should do this more often!” Jennifer said. “The winning that is!”

During the 2018 fiscal year, the Oregon Lottery awarded more than $2.6 billion in prizes and $725 million to state and local programs.

During the 2015-17 biennium, more than $69.6 million in Oregon Lottery proceeds were directed to economic development, parks, education and watershed enhancement in Washington County, where Jennifer and Lowell live and played Video Lottery. Since 1985, Oregon Lottery players have won more than $38 billion in prizes.

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 nearly $12 billion for economic development, public education, state parks, veterans services and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org

Oregon Lottery Receives National Financial Reporting Award - 05/22/19

May 22, 2019 - Salem, Oregon – For the 11th consecutive year, the Oregon Lottery has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

The award is presented each year by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The Oregon Lottery received the award for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets April 25, 1985, it has earned nearly $12 billion for economic development, public education, state parks, watershed enhancements, veteran services and Outdoor School.

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Eugene man's first Oregon's Game Megabucks win is $3.2 million (Photo) - 05/20/19

May 20, 2019 - Salem, Ore. – Mark Bennett of Eugene hadn’t even won so much as free ticket while playing Oregon’s Game Megabucks – until last week when his monthly ticket purchase was worth $3.2 million.
“I like the game, but I had never won anything,” Bennett said. “I always get the 26 draws, then put the ticket away until it is up and get another one.” Players can purchase Oregon’s Game Megabucks tickets for up to 26 draw dates.
Bennett said he purchased a ticket in April from the Jasper’s on Coburg Road in Eugene, and put it away, until recently when he couldn’t sleep. Officials from Jasper’s said it was their first big win at that location.
"To hear one of our guests won the Megabucks jackpot was incredible news!” said Tezra Kong, Director of Operations for Jasper’s. “This will be something our team will be talking about for years to come.  We are very excited for our lucky guest, and his good fortune.  We look forward to sharing some of the seller's bonus with the team that provided the exceptional guest service at Sheldon Jasper's."
For selling the winning ticket Jasper’s will receive a 1-percent selling bonus, $32,000.
Bennett took the opportunity to bring the ticket to the Oregon Lottery for validation before he claimed his prize. A little-used option allows players to bring in a winning jackpot ticket to Lottery headquarters to have the ticket validated. The Oregon Lottery will then hold the winning ticket up to 60 days while the winner determines to the best option for them to claim the jackpot.
A few days later Bennett came back to the Lottery office after talking with his accountant. He took the bulk sum payment of $1.6 million. After taxes he took home $1.08 million.
“I am going to use the money to set up education funds for my grandchildren,” Bennett said.
During the 2015-17 biennium, more than $50 million in Oregon Lottery proceeds were directed to economic development, parks, education and watershed enhancement in Lane County, where Bennett lives and purchased the ticket. Since 1985, Oregon Lottery players have won more than $38 billion in prizes.
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 nearly $12 billion for economic development, public education, state parks, Veterans services and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org
 

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