The Oregon Lottery was created by Oregon voters in 1984 and is overseen by the five-member Lottery Commission. The lottery offers a variety of fun and exciting lottery games for players to enjoy. From scratch-off tickets and online draw games to sports betting and more, the OR Lottery has something that appeals to almost everyone.
The lottery offers the following Jackpot games. Powerball with the Powerplay, Mega Millions with the Megaplier and Oregon Game Megabucks, Luckylines, WinforLife, Keno and Pick4
In addition to traditional lottery games, the Oregon Lottery also offers sports betting options through Scoreboard. Through Scoreboard, players can wager on professional basketball, football, baseball, hockey, and soccer as well as college sports like basketball, football, and baseball. Players have a variety of different betting options available such as spread bets, moneyline bets and parlay wagers.
fiscal year 2022, The Oregon State Lottery announced a return of nearly $909
million dollars from lottery funds to the state which is an 81% year over year
growth. The funding directly benefits state parks and natural habitats, public
schools, veteran services, outdoor school, and economic development. Sales
commissions on Lottery games also support retailers, many of whom are small
business owners. The 3,800 Lottery retailers across Oregon collectively earned
more than $313 in 2022.
Lotto supports some of Oregonians’ most treasured programs,” stated Oregon Lottery Director Barry Pack. Lottery players also had a great year with payouts totaling nearing $16 billion for the year. Five players in Oregon won prizes over $250,000 and five won prizes $1 million or over.
Here are the taxes withheld from lottery winnings claimed by U.S. citizens or residents.
|$1,500 to $5,000||State Tax||8%|
|Over $5,000||State Tax||8%|
If the winner is not a U.S. citizen or resident, the Oregon Lottery withholds the following amounts for taxes.
|Up to $1,499||State Tax||0%|
|$1,500 or more||State Tax||8%|
In the state of Oregon, you must be 18 or older to play Scratch-its and jackpot draw games. You must be 21 or older to play Video Lottery or Scoreboard (the OR Lottery’s new online sports betting game).
Yes, you can win and cash a lottery ticket, if your winning ticket was purchased in Oregon, and you are 18 years old or older.
Due to COVID-19, many of the states that sell Powerball and Mega Millions, including Oregon, have seen a change in lottery play. As a result, Powerball and Mega Millions now start at 20 million.
Draw and instant games are not available online however, the Lottery’s sports betting game, Scoreboard, is available online as are entries for Scratch-it Second Chance drawings.
Yes! You can win $4 if you have the Powerball winning number.
No, you cannot remain anonymous if you hit a jackpot in ORE. In Oregon, certain information about Lottery prizes is public record, including the name of the winner, amount of the prize, date of the drawing, name of the game played and city in which the winning ticket was purchased.
The Oregon Lottery withholds an 8% state tax on all prizes of $1,500 and more. Non-Video Lottery prizes over $5,000 will have both the 8% state and 24% federal taxes withheld. Video Lottery prizes have the 8% state tax withheld.
Creditors cannot garnish your lottery prizes in Oregon.
Yes, a five people have won the Powerball jackpot in Oregon. In 2005, two families shared a $340 million Powerball jackpot. For a list of Powerball winners, you can find the list of winners right here.
No more than 16% of total annual sales can be used to run the Oregon Lottery for administrative cost. The Lottery typically operates at less than 4% but this also includes items i.e., commissions for the stores who sell lottery games, the cost of buying and distributing products, paying prizes, and operating expenses.
Any prizes that are not claimed within the designated time are transferred to the State to be used to fund the voter-approved beneficiaries.
Lottery players can claim prizes over $600 and below $50,000 at Salem or Wilsonville. It is highly recommended to set up appointments at both locations. Salem has a walk0up window which is available by request. Always make sure you sign the back of the winning ticket and complete a prize claim form. When filling out the claim form, make sure you sign it, include your phone number, social security number, and write legibly and fill out all the information.
If you win the Oregon Lottery there are a couple of options to think about how you will get your prize winnings?
If you win a jackpot top prize playing Powerball, Mega Millions or Oregon’s Game Megabucks, you have two options which are a lump sum, one-time cash payment or you can receive 30 annual installments. We recommend that you consult with a lawyer and a financial advisor to determine which option would be best for you however, you must choose one when you come to the office to claim your prize. You’ll need to make your choice within 60 days of the date you brought your winning ticket to be validated.
If you decide to take the one-time cash payment, you will receive approximately one-half of the advertised prize (less appropriate taxes) in one lump sum.
Your second option is to choose the 30-year annuity. Lottery Winners of a Powerball, Mega Millions or Oregon’s Game Megabucks jackpot prize who choose the 30-year annuity, fill out a beneficiary designation form when you claim your prize. This form designates who will receive the remaining annuity payments if the winner passes away before the 30-year annuity payments have ended.
Go to https://www.opgr.org/
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