Oregon lottery claims
What better way to say goodbye to 2020 than to win $1 million in 2021.
The Oregon Lottery’s 19th Raffle game, with its $1 million top prize, is on sale now.
The Raffle game features over 1,800 cash prizes and with only 250,000 available tickets, Raffle players have the best odds of winning $1 million than any other Lottery game. Each Raffle ticket costs $10.
Prizes for the Raffle include:
- One $1 million top prize
- 300 prizes of $500
- 1,500 prizes of $100
The Lottery will release the winning numbers at 5 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, Wednesday, Mar. 17. To check the winning Raffle numbers, players can use the Lottery’s mobile app, go to www.oregonlottery.org or visit a participating Oregon Lottery retail location.
The Lottery’s mobile app can be found on the Apple or Android app stores. Lottery games are not available for purchase on the mobile app.
The $500 and $100 prize winners can claim their prizes at any Oregon Lottery retail location. The $1 million prize winner must come to the Lottery office in Salem to claim their prize.
Overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 138.8.
- The 2009 St. Patrick’s Day Raffle was the Lottery’s first Raffle game
- Chuck Mikes of Camas, WA was the first $1 million top prize winner
- Todd Williams of Salem was last year’s $1 million winner
- Since 2009, the Lottery has offered 19 Raffle games: St. Patrick’s Day Raffle (12), Thanksgiving Raffle (4), 4th of July Raffle (2), and Halloween Raffle (1)
- The 2010 Thanksgiving Raffle doubled the number of tickets and prizes offering 500,000 tickets and two $1 million top 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 should contact the Lottery office to schedule an appointment to claim their prize.
December 21, 2020 – Salem, Ore. – Graeme Huguenot was one of thousands of players in 2020 who felt the thrill of winning prizes on Oregon Lottery Scratch-its.
In 2020, players across the state won more than $9 million in Scratch-it prizes of $600 or more. That total is up nearly $2 million from the amount paid out in 2019.
It was a bright spot in a challenging year for the Lottery, which saw its offices closed to the public and Video Lottery terminals around the state shuttered twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there were some bright spots, with Scratch-it sales staying strong throughout 2020. In fact, Scratch-it sales were up more than 30 percent over the same time in 2019.
In May, Huguenot, from Beaverton, won the top prize of $50,000 playing the $5 Wild 10s Scratch-it.
Huguenot was one of the more than 2,000 winners the Oregon Lottery has paid from Jan. 1 to Dec. 3. Overall, the Oregon Lottery paid out more than $197 million in prizes during that time. The Oregon Lottery pays out prizes of $600 or more with games, like Keno, Powerball, Mega Millions and Megabucks, and prizes of more than $1,250 from Video Lottery terminals.
It was also a good year for players of the Oregon Lottery’s new sports betting app, Scoreboard. Over the course of 2020, 1.9 million winning bets were placed, winning a combined $88,145,022. The average winning bet was for $45.27. In addition, players have had 28,933 winning parlays of five bets or more, winning a combined $3.9 million on those winning wagers.
December 16, 2020 – Salem, Ore. – Vanessa Ottinger of Tigard was checking her Mega Millions tickets when it hit her, was that last ticket four numbers, or five?
Taking a closer look, she realized she had matched five numbers. Before getting too excited, she handed the ticket to her husband, Craig.
“What, did we win a million bucks?” Craig asked her.
“Yes!” was her answer.
The couple, by matching five out of five numbers, but not the Mega Ball number, on the Oct. 16 drawing, they had won $1 million playing Mega Millions. If they had also matched the Mega Ball, they would have won $77 million.
If the win was a shock for the Tigard couple, it was an even bigger shock for Sherry Daniels, owner of The King City Liquor Store. The long-time Oregon Lottery retailer has seen its share of jackpot wins, that for some reason just keep happening.
“I think I know what’s going on,” Daniels said. “My dad, Leo Stratton, owned the store before me, and we lost him about five years ago. I think he is in heaven making sure we have winners. That’s the only thing I can explain.”
The store has a history of selling jackpot tickets, but its trend has increased in recent years. The $1 million Mega Million prize will be the second time in three years the King City store has sold a ticket that won a large prize. In October 2018 the store sold a $8.5 million Oregon’s Game Megabucks ticket. And now Ottinger with her $1 million prize.
“I think people buy their tickets from us because we are very friendly, we always explain the games, and we have a history with the Lottery,” Daniels said. “My dad invented the Jackpot Trio, and we had a $23 million Oregon’s Game Megabucks winner back in the 1990s. We continue this business as his legacy, and I think he is looking down and helping us.”
Mega Millions is one of two multi-state lottery games the Oregon Lottery offers. You can play Mega Millions in 44 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Each play costs $2 to play.
Players who have winning tickets of $50,000 or more, will need to make an appointment to come to the Oregon Lottery office in Salem. Call 503-540-1000 for assistance. As always, players should be certain to sign the back of their tickets.
Since 1985, Oregon Lottery 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.
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