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A comforting Win for Life win (Photo) - 02/14/19

February 13, 2019 - Salem, Ore. – A recently-retired Fairview man won the top prize of the Win for Life game and will take home $1,000 per week for life.
Robert East of Fairview will now receive $1,000 per week for life, thanks to his Oregon Lottery win. He matched all four numbers for the Monday, Feb. 11 drawing. He purchased the ticket at CJ’s Pub on Sandy Boulevard in Portland. East said he is a regular player of Lottery jackpot games and was very surprised when he realized he won.
“I was at home and Googled the results from my phone,” he said. “I looked at the ticket again, checked the date and double checked it. Then I immediately called my best friend.”
East said he stopped by the store and scanned the ticket to be sure, and confirmed it was the winning ticket.
“I recently retired so this is going to help me relax in retirement,” he said. “I have limited income so this will make me more comfortable.”
CJ’s Pub will receive a retailer sales bonus of $13,000 for selling the winning ticket.
Chris Taylor, owner of CJ’s Pub said that the bonus money would be going back into the business.
“We need some (heating and air conditioning) work and will get new chairs,” Taylor said. “It’s all going back into the business.”
Taylor said he has a number of regular customers who will love the fact he sold the winning ticket.
“I think my wife might have sold the ticket,” he said. “It’s just tremendous. It boosts you and makes you want to work harder and continue to grow our business.”
During the 2015-17 biennium, more than $109 million in Oregon Lottery proceeds were directed to economic development, parks, education and watershed enhancement in Multnomah County, where East 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 and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org
 

Lizeth Salazar Garcia and Victor Salazar of Silverton.
Lizeth Salazar Garcia and Victor Salazar of Silverton.
Keno win will help with liver transplant (Photo) - 02/08/19

Feb. 8, 2019 – Salem, Ore. – When Victor Salazar realized he won $45,072 playing Keno, he immediately thought about his dad.
“My father needs a liver transplant and insurance won’t cover it,” Salazar said. “This money is going to help him pay for the transplant he needs.” 
Salazar won the money while working at the San Blas Family Mexican Restaurant in Molalla during another fundraiser to raise money for cancer treatments, he said.
“I saw people playing and started to fill out the play slip and then had to give it to my wife to finish because we were really busy,” he said. “It was karaoke night and she finished the slip and played.”
It wasn’t until later in the evening when the Silverton couple realized they had won the Keno 8-spot prize.
“At 10 p.m. she reminded me we had the ticket, and when we scanned it, it said something weird,” he said. “We knew we won more than $600, and when we went online and checked the numbers we were shocked!”
Salazar said he isn’t normally a Keno player, but thought he would try it since so many people were playing that night.
“Whatever my dad needs we are going to cover it,” he said. “This came at a very good time.”
Players who play the Keno 8-spot have a chance at the bonus, which increases each game no one matches all eight numbers. In Salazar’s case, the bonus had increased to $30,072. For matching all eight numbers, Salazar’s base prize was $15,000, making Salazar’s total win $45,072.
During the 2015-17 biennium in Clackamas County, where Salazar works, more than $55.5 million in Oregon Lottery proceeds were directed to economic development, parks, education, and watershed enhancement. Since 1985, players have won more than $38 billion in prizes.
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 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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Robert and Christina Jones
Robert and Christina Jones
Roundup Tavern regular rounds up $32,000 playing Keno (Photo) - 02/01/19

February 1, 2019 – Salem, Ore. – Hanging out with friends at a local watering hole earned Robert Jones of Creswell more than $32,000 playing Keno 8-spot.
Jones went to the Roundup Tavern to have a fun afternoon and ended up winning $32,012 while joking around with friends at the bar.
“I go down there to hang out because I have a lot of friends there,” Jones said. “I usually harass everyone. We have a lot of fun. I was watching the numbers as I was playing and missed them, I knew I hit six of eight.”
After having the bartender check the numbers, Jones realized he hit the 8-spot bonus. At first, he thought he won $27,000, but after coming into the Lottery office, he realized his prize was more than $32,000.
Players who play the Keno 8-spot have a chance at the rolling jackpot bonus, which increases each game no one matches all eight numbers. In Jones’ case, the bonus had increased to $17,012. With the base prize of $15,000, making his total prize worth $32,012.
While claiming the ticket his wife, Christina, said she was going on a shopping spree – prompting a laugh from Robert.
“No, no shopping spree,” the retired beer distributor said. “We have a trip to Palm Springs planned, so some of the money will go to that, and we will save the rest.”
Robert said that he lives on a golf course and plays a lot of golf, and the prize will help with greens fees.
“We had a fun day at the Lottery,” he said.
During the 2015-17 biennium in Lane County, where the Jones 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.
The Oregon Lottery has released a mobile app that is available on both iOS and Android devices. It can be found in the App Store or Google Play Store and provides responsible gambling tools, retailer locations, a ticket scanner and more.
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 to Present Cottage Grove Safeway with $30,000 Selling Bonus Check - 01/28/19

Springfield woman won Oregon’s largest Mega Millions prize

WHO: Oregon Lottery officials

WHEN: Noon, Tuesday, January 29, 2019

WHERE: Safeway,1500 E Main, Cottage Grove, OR

WHAT: Oregon Lottery officials will present a $30,000 selling bonus check to representatives of Safeway for selling a winning $3 million Mega Millions ticket. That is the largest Mega Millions prize since Oregon began offering the game in 2010. Lottery officials will also be handing out a limited number of free promotional Scratch-it tickets at the event.

BACKGROUND: Ann Mingis of Springfield won the largest Mega Millions prize in Oregon since the game came to the state in 2010. She purchased her winning $3 million ticket at the Lottery to Go machine inside the Cottage Grove Safeway. When she saw press reports of someone winning the $3 million, she checked her tickets and realized it was her. She didn’t tell anyone, even family members, and hired a financial planner and lawyer to help her make a plan to enjoy the prize wisely. She claimed her prize earlier this month. During the 2015-17 biennium more than $50.8 million lottery dollars were directed to Lane County’s state parks, school districts, watershed enhancement projects and economic development.

VISUALS: Oregon Lottery officials will present an over-sized ceremonial check to representatives of Safeway and will also distribute a limited amount of free promotional Scratch-it 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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