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Enola Dick of Pendleton won more than $66,000 playing Keno
Enola Dick of Pendleton won more than $66,000 playing Keno
Folding Laundry and Winning $66,000 Playing Keno (Photo) - 08/13/18

August 13, 2018 - Salem, Ore. – Some people find a few bucks in change when they do laundry, but Enola Dick of Pendleton, found $66,576.

Dick said she purchased the ticket at Cadillac Jack’s Saloon and Grill in Pendleton and then went home to do her laundry.

“I couldn’t watch the Keno game because I needed to get my laundry done,” she said. “After I was done I looked up my numbers and I thought I had won maybe $30,000 or $40,000, I had no idea it was $66,000. It definitely paid off doing the laundry!”

Dick originally drove to the Wilsonville Payment Center to claim her prize, but since it was more than the $50,000 limit the center can payout, she had to go to Salem. She didn’t mind though, because she got the shock of it being a large jackpot prize.

Dick purchased a Special Keno 8-Spot ticket. She not only won the higher Special Keno prize of $25,000 by matching all eight numbers, but also won the Keno rolling jackpot of $41,576. When players play the Keno 8-Spot, if no one has selected all eight numbers drawn, the rolling jackpot continues to grow.

Dick said she had plans to go to Hawaii, but hadn’t finalized anything, waiting for the right moment.

“I guess the right moment came up sooner than I thought,” she said. “I may wait for the hurricane to pass. I want to go over and see some friends I have over there.”

In the short term, Dick said she was going to have a glass of Champagne.

During the 2015-17 biennium in Umatilla County, where Dick lives and played at Cadillac Jacks, more than $16 million in Oregon Lottery proceeds were directed to economic development, parks, education and watershed enhancement. In 2017, more than $697 million in Oregon Lottery funds were transferred to the Oregon Legislature. That is the state’s second largest source of discretionary funding after personal income tax.

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

Wayne Harder of Lebanon won $30,000 playing Mega Millions.
Wayne Harder of Lebanon won $30,000 playing Mega Millions.
Family reunion funded by Mega Millions prize (Photo) - 08/06/18

August 6, 2018 - Salem, Ore. – Winning a $30,000 Mega Millions prize takes the math out of trying to split the cost of a beach house rental on the Oregon Coast. Just ask Wayne Harder of Lebanon. He found out last week, as he was planning a family reunion, one of his Lottery tickets was worth a cool $30,000.

“We haven’t had the family all together in quite a while, in fact there are two grandchildren I haven’t seen yet!” Harder said. “We were trying to figure out how to split the cost, but now I can just pay for it.”

Harder said he likes playing the Lottery’s three big draw games, Oregon’s Game Megabucks, Powerball and Mega Millions and purchases them with the kickers and multiplier options. He said he normally purchases his tickets at the Fast Break Market in Albany. Last week he was scanning the tickets and something caught him off-guard.

“The first ticket was nothing, I wasn’t paying attention and the second ticket said something and a bunch of numbers,” he said. “I took it to the clerk and she said I won!”

Harder picked his wife up at work and asked her if she wanted to go to Salem to pick up $30,000.

“She said yes!” he said. “She was very excited.”

Harder won his $30,000 Mega Millions prize by matching four numbers plus the Megaball, for a $10,000 prize. Because Harder also purchased the $1 Megaplier option that multiplies certain prizes, when the Megaplier drawn was 3, his prize became $30,000. He was one number away from winning the $40 million jackpot on July 27, but was still thrilled with his $30,000 win

But a family reunion isn’t the only plans Harder and his wife have for the money. The couple said they recently purchased a home and would be finishing the yard and fixing things.

“This money came at the right time,” he said. “It will be put to good use.”

Now the family, which lives all around the western states, will have a reunion on the Oregon Coast.

Mega Millions is one of two multi-state lottery games the Oregon Lottery offers. Jackpots start at $40 million

Retailers receive a 1-percent sales bonus for prizes more than $10,000. Fast Break Market will receive $300 for Harder’s win.

During the 2015-17 biennium in Linn County, where Harder lives, more than $42 million in Oregon Lottery proceeds were directed to economic development, parks, education and watershed enhancement. In Lane County, the location of Fast Break Market, more than $50 million in Oregon Lottery proceeds were directed to the same beneficiaries.

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

Tony Beck of Kennewick, Washington
Tony Beck of Kennewick, Washington
Memorable vacation pays for itself with Keno win (Photo) - 07/30/18

July 30, 2018 – Salem, Ore. – An Oregon coast vacation is going to be memorable for both Oregon Lottery player and retailer that sold the winning ticket.
Dundee’s Bar & Grill in Seaside sold Tony Beck of Kennewick, a Keno ticket and you can imagine the surprise for both player and retailer when that ticket turned out to be a $76,000 winner.
“Honestly, I haven’t played Oregon Lottery Keno, and I wasn’t even sure how to play,” Beck said when he claimed the prize. “My wife wanted to play while we were at the place eating, so we did.”
Neil Dundas, owner of Dundee’s said he didn’t know the ticket was worth so much.
“We’ve been open since 2002 and have never sold a Lottery ticket with a prize this large,” Dundas said. “It’s the first big jackpot we’ve had. We’re a good local restaurant and bar but during the spring and summer months we get a lot of tourists, like Tony. We usually see $1,600 or $1,800 wins on Video Lottery, but never anything like this.”
Beck said he was visiting Seaside with his wife and his in-laws when they won the prize. He also said the only thing he didn’t win on the ticket was the special Bullseye prize. Beck opted for the extra $1 multiplier on the ticket, turning his $15,000 win, into $75,000, multiplying his prize by five.
“That’s amazing that a one-dollar option was worth $60,000,” Beck said.
Dundas said Beck was a great customer who was friendly and very nice to staff. He also said that it was funny how when Beck won, he told the staff that he would send them a tip.
“He was a super sweet guy,” Dundas said.
Beck said that he was going to spend his $76,000 on his family.
“With the kids I have in college and diapers, it will get soaked up,” he said with a laugh. “I found a way to make Seaside even better!”
During the 2015-17 biennium in Clatsop County, where the Dundee’s Bar & Grill is located, more than $8.5 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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