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An initiative brought the issue of a
lottery to Oregon voters in 1984, and a constitutional amendment was passed
with a majority of 66 percent. The Oregon Lottery began ticket sales with a
Scratch-it instant game on April 25, 1985.
The Lotterys first draw
game was Megabucks, launched in November 1985. Daily 4 followed in March 1987,
and Lotto*America sales began in February 1988. Pulltabs were introduced in
January 1988. In 1991, Oregon became the first American lottery to offer a
monitor game when fast-draw keno debuted in September.
Current draw games
offered by the Oregon Lottery include Powerball, Mega Millions, Oregons
Game Megabucks, Lucky Lines, Win for Life and Pick 4. Keno is offered at select
locations, and is also available as Keno to Go.
A unique part of the Oregon
Lotterys history was its long-running Sports Action game, based on the
outcome of professional football games. Launched in September 1989, it was the
first successful sports wagering game offered by any American lottery. A second
football game, Scoreboard, was introduced in 2003. Combined, the two games
generated more than $36 million in revenues for intercollegiate athletics and
academic scholarships in Oregon over 18 seasons. They ended in January 2007
after the legislature removed a directive that the Lottery operate games based
on the results of sporting events.
Most revenue generated by the Oregon
Lottery today comes from video lottery terminals, which began in 1992 as a way
to eliminate a vast network of illegal gray market machines. Following in South
Dakotas footsteps, the VLTs are operated in a wide-area
Oregon voters choose the broad categories that receive Oregon
Lottery proceeds. From inception to 1995, Lottery revenues benefitted economic
development and job creation. In 1995, voters approved a change that sent a
share of revenues to support public education. And in 1998, another vote
authorized some Lottery proceeds to be used for natural resources.
current distribution of Oregon Lottery revenues is as follows:
- Public Education, 59 percent. Lottery dollars are
distributed into four areas within education: the Education Stability Fund, the
State School Fund, colleges and universities and bonds.
- Economic Development, 25 percent. These funds are
allocated for job creation and economic development.
- State Parks and Natural Resources, 15 percent.
These funds are divided equally between state parks and watershed
- Problem Gambling Treatment, one percent. These
funds are administered by the Oregon Department of Human Services and are
distributed to programs throughout the state.
Archive for CY2016
|December 20, 2016
||Former Employee Plans to
Sue Lottery over Alleged Retaliation
|November 18, 2016
||Governor Appoints New
|October 16, 2016
||Measure 96 Would Earmark
Lottery Funds for Veterans Services
|July 25, 2016
Complaints Against Oregon Lottery Were Baseless
|July 14, 2016
||Oregon Lottery Recognized
Nationally For Responsible Gambling Program
|June 28, 2016
||Lottery Commission to
Consider Rule Changes to Expand its Player Base for International Ticket
|June 27, 2016
||IGT to Provide 1,500
New Video Lottery Terminals to Oregon Lottery
|June 21, 2016
Responsible Gambling Training for Retailers and Servers
|May 5, 2016
||State Lottery Doesnt
|May 4, 2016
||Even More Details Emerge
About Turmoil at Oregon Lottery
|May 3, 2016
||New Details Emerge About
Turmoil at Oregon Lottery
|April 26, 2016
||Oregon Lottery Pulls Ad
Campaign Following Criticism
|April 26, 2016
Director of the Oregon Lottery
|April 21, 2016
||Coquille Tribe Call
'Lewis and Clark' Lottery Ads Offensive
|April 5, 2016
||Player Wins Oregon
Lottery's Largest Keno 8-Spot Prize Ever
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