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Oregon Lottery to Present Dari-Mart with $70,000 Selling Bonus Check - 06/22/17

Springfield woman goes for milk, brings $7 million home

WHO: Oregon Lottery officials

WHEN: 11 a.m., Friday, June 23, 2017

WHERE: Dari-Mart, 1950 Mohawk Blvd., OR

WHAT: Oregon Lottery officials will present a $70,000 selling bonus check to representatives of Dari-Mart for selling a $7 million Oregon's Game Megabucks ticket June 10. Lottery officials will also be handing out Powerball free plays at the event.

BACKGROUND: Michelle Sutherland of Springfield went to the store to get milk, and ended up winning $7 million playing Oregon's Game Megabucks. Sutherland stopped at Dari-Mart #38 and got her Megabucks ticket on Saturday, June 10, and on Sunday, she was a millionaire.

VISUALS: Oregon Lottery officials will present an over-sized ceremonial check to representatives of Dari-Mart and will also distribute a limited amount of Powerball free-play tickets to patrons of the store. Michelle Sutherland has been invited to the event, however she will not be attending.

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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Springfield Grandparents play Megabucks to support Oregon, win $7 million - 06/20/17

June 20, 2017 - Salem, Ore. -- A Saturday afternoon trip to the store to buy milk turned into a $7 million jackpot for a Springfield couple.

Michelle Sutherland, a retired U.S. Postal Service worker, went to the store to get groceries and stopped at a Dari-Mart in Springfield, to pick up an Oregon's Game Megabucks ticket.

"We play very casually, and usually I just buy the Megabucks tickets because it's Oregon's Game," Sutherland said. "Then, the next day, Sunday morning, we were reading the paper and checked the numbers and thought there was a mistake. All our numbers matched."

Sutherland checked the winning ticket on her phone, computer and even went and scanned the ticket at a local store. All indicators showed them winning the $7 million Oregon's Game Megabucks jackpot. Every time they play Lottery draw games, Michelle always had a number or two on her ticket," her husband Robert said. Now he's glad he didn't buy the ticket.

"When we figured out we'd won, we stayed home and contacted our financial advisor," Michelle said. "We didn't tell anyone."

The couple plan on "spoiling their grandkids" over the summer with the winnings from their "quick pick" ticket, and might travel this fall. The couple opted to take the lump-sum payment and after taxes took home $2.3 million.

Michelle Sutherland joins Robert Frost, Susan Gasperini and Chris Erion as 2017 Oregon's Game Megabucks winners this year. Sutherland purchased her ticket at the Dari-Mart on Mohawk Blvd. in Springfield. Dari-Mart will receive a 1-percent selling bonus of $70,000 for selling the winning ticket.

Proceeds from Oregon Lottery sales help fund public education, parks, economic development and watershed projects. Lane County school districts received more than $24 million in Oregon Lottery dollars in the 2013-15 biennium.
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

June 10, $435 million Powerball jackpot talking points - 06/09/17

* The Powerball(R) jackpot for Saturday, June 10 is an estimated $435 million; $273.1 million cash value.

* Saturday's Grand Prize is currently Powerball's 8th largest jackpot.

* This will make the second top 10 Powerball jackpot in 2017.

* The jackpot winner has two options of how to receive their prize:
?,? 30-year annuity -- After taxes, the prize would be over $9.7 million per year
?,? One-time lump sum -- After taxes, the prize would be nearly $183 million.

* There have been three Powerball jackpot wins in calendar year 2017, including the 7th largest jackpot ($435.3 million) that was won in Indiana on Feb. 22.

* Saturday's drawing will be the 20th draw in the current draw cycle that started on April 5 (The last Powerball jackpot win was in Arizona on April 1).

* The world record jackpot of $1.586 billion was hit on the 20th draw in Jan. 2016.

* A total of 1,878,417 prizes were won in the June 7 drawing with a value of $18,459,852.

* Strong sales mean more money for the important causes lotteries support.

* There are 47 lotteries selling the Powerball game -- 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Drawing Information from Wed., June 7 drawing
* 3 - $1 million winners (CA, PA and RI)
* 1 - $2 million winner (NC)
* 6 - $150,000 winners (including one OR winning ticket sold in Prineville)
* 36 - $50,000 winners
* 1,878,417 total winners for that drawing alone
* 44,618,553 total Powerball tickets sold


2017 Winner Tally
* 75 - $1 million winners
* 14 - $2 million winners
* 6 - $150,000 winners (including one OR winning ticket sold in Prineville)
* 36 - $50,000 winners


Record Powerball Jackpots
Grand Prize Date Won Selling Lottery
1. $1.586 Billion Jan. 13, 2016 California, Florida, Tennessee
2. $590.5 Million May 18, 2013 Florida
3. $587.5 Million Nov. 28, 2012 Arizona, Missouri
4. $564.1 Million Feb. 11, 2015 North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
5. $487.0 Million July 30, 2016 New Hampshire
6. $448.4 Million Aug. 7, 2013 Minnesota, New Jersey, New Jersey
7. $435.3 Million Feb. 22, 2017 Indiana (Hoosier)
8. $429.6 Million May 7, 2016 New Jersey
9. $425.3 Million Feb. 19, 2014 California
10. $420.9 Million Nov. 26, 2016 Tennessee
11. $399.4 Million Sept. 18, 2013 South Carolina
12. $365.0 Million Feb. 18, 2006 Nebraska
13. $340.0 Million Oct. 19, 2005 Oregon
14. $338.3 Million March 23, 2013 New Jersey
15. $337.0 Million Aug. 15, 2012 Michigan
16. $336.4 Million Feb. 11, 2012 Rhode Island
17. $314.9 Million Dec. 25, 2002 West Virginia
18. $314.3 Million Aug. 25, 2007 Indiana (Hoosier)
19. $310.5 Million Sept. 30, 2015 Michigan
20. $295.7 Million July 29, 1998 Indiana (Hoosier)

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All the people featured in the TV and print ads are from Valley Pacific Construction, located in Donald, Oregon, who is placing a new water line at the Donald Industrial Park.
All the people featured in the TV and print ads are from Valley Pacific Construction, located in Donald, Oregon, who is placing a new water line at the Donald Industrial Park.
Donald industrial park 'glamorous' setting for new ad campaign (Photo) - 06/08/17

(CORRECTION - UPDATED TO CORRECT CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FEATURED IN THE AD)



June 8, 2017 - Salem, Ore. -- Since Oregonians voted to create the Oregon Lottery in 1984, over $3 billion in Lottery funding has helped grow local economies and create jobs. The Oregon Lottery is celebrating this investment in a new ad campaign called "Glamorous."

"Most of the development projects supported by Lottery dollars are not glamorous or photogenic," said Sr. Marketing Communications Manager Mark Strickler, "but they're 100 percent essential for creating a strong foundation for business and job growth. Our latest Oregon Wins campaign, 'Glamorous,' brings to life the foundational nature of how Lottery dollars are essential for creating job growth and opportunity."

All the people featured in the TV and print ads are from Valley Pacific Construction, located in Donald, Oregon, who is placing a new water line at the Donald Industrial Park. The addition of the water line, which was paid for in part with Lottery dollars through Business Oregon, will allow the industrial park to grow and create more jobs.

"Lottery dollars support so much of what we do, from infrastructure development to helping small businesses export their goods," said Chris Harder, director of Business Oregon. "But business growth starts with a partnership like we have here on this project in Donald - a community, the state, and the private sector working together to lay the groundwork for industry growth."

"Glamorous" will run through August on TV, print, digital and social media.

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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Oregon Lottery to Present Plaid Pantry with $10,000 Selling Bonus Check Wednesday - 06/06/17

Portland area Plaid Pantry stores have sold two $1 million winning tickets this year

WHO: Oregon Lottery officials

WHEN: 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 7, 2017

WHERE: Plaid Pantry, 917 SW Gibb Street, Portland, OR

WHAT: Oregon Lottery officials will present a $10,000 selling bonus check to representatives of the Plaid Pantry for selling a $1 million Powerball ticket. Lottery officials will also be handing out Powerball free plays at the event.

BACKGROUND: Jason Golding of Portland won $1 million after purchasing a Powerball ticket at a Portland Plaid Pantry. This is the second $1 million ticket sold by a Plaid Pantry this year. In March, a Plaid Pantry store in Clackamas sold the winning $1 million St. Patrick's Day Raffle top prize ticket.

VISUALS: Oregon Lottery officials will present an over-sized ceremonial check to representatives of Plaid Pantry and will also distribute a limited amount of Powerball free-play 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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Portland man wins $1 million Powerball prize, tonight's jackpot at $302 million - 05/31/17

May 31, 2017 - Salem, Ore. -- Two impulse purchases at Portland-area Plaid Pantry stores has led to two $1 million prizes this year for two Plaid Pantry customers.

This week, Jason Golding of Portland proved that you don't have to hit the $302 million Powerball jackpot to win life-changing prizes. Golding's story of Plaid Pantry good fortune was similar to Richard Leber's from March. Both men stopped at a Plaid Pantry for something cold to drink, and ended up with a $1 million lottery prize.

This is the second $1 million ticket Plaid Pantry stores have sold this year. Golding's winning Powerball ticket was sold at the Plaid Pantry 108 on Gibbs Street in Portland. In March, Leber won the $1 million top prize for the St. Patrick's Day Raffle after buying a ticket at the Plaid Pantry off Highway 212 near Clackamas.

Golding, of Portland, said he had visited Plaid Pantry many times, but this time when he bought his $10 Powerball for five Quick Pick drawings, little did he know that he would be holding a winning $1 million ticket. Golding matched five numbers but missed the Powerball number, to win $1 million.

"Plaid Pantry is a locally owned and operated company with 110 stores and we are very pleased to have a second store sell a million dollar winning ticket this year!" said Jonathan Polonsky, President and COO of Plaid Pantry. "The Oregon Lottery does great things for the State and local economies and Plaid Pantry is very proud of our long-term partnership with them."

The overall odds of winning a Powerball prize are one in 24.9. Odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292,201,338. The next drawing is today at 7:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time and the jackpot is estimated to be $302 million. Players have until 7 p.m. to purchase tickets on drawing days.
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 $11 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org