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Salem-News.com (Sep-20-2017 13:40)

Canada`s First Lottery

Canada's lottery history is part of the fabric of the country

(SALEM, Ore.) - Vintage Canada Lottery commercial There was a lottery in Quebec from 1969, offering a prize of $125,000, and the very first draw was held in 1970. However, the first government sponsored lottery took place on the 15th of April 1974, and its creation was entirely due to the financial woes being caused by the impending Olympics.

CBC Television screened the highly anticipated first draw in April ’74, while people were throwing ‘lottery parties’ at home to celebrate the event. Nine ladies from Quebec shared the million dollar top prize,.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-21-2016 01:12)

Steven Dery of Coquille Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize

Dery was only 2 digits from hitting the grand prize.

(SALEM, Ore.) - powerball lottery Steven Dery of Coquille is well aware that everyone in town already knows he won $1 million playing Powerball.

Dery, who is a regular Powerball player, purchased his ticket at the Coquille Tackle & Smokes Shop. Dery matched five numbers but missed the Powerball number. He said he was two digits away from hitting the grand prize. But noted he was perfectly happy winning $1 million!

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Salem-News.com (Jun-03-2016 11:34)

Prineville Man is Oregon`s Fourth $1 Million Mega Millions Winner

With a one-dollar ticket, Charles Beatty of Prineville has won $1 million playing the multi-state game.

(SALEM, Ore.) - mega millions Charles Beatty of Prineville said he purchased the ticket because the Mega Millions jackpot continues to grow and he thought he would try his luck.

When Beatty bought his ticket for the May 24 drawing, the jackpot was at $203 million. With no jackpot winner as of Thursday morning, the Mega Millions jackpot has grown to $251 million.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-18-2015 15:31)

Monmouth Man Wins $1 Million Raffle Jackpot

The Oregon Lottery announced the winning number for the $1 million top prize in the St. Patrick's Day Raffle is 193951.

(SALEM, Ore.) - lottery winner The latest jackpot winner is David Lynn of Monmouth, who won the $1 million St. Patrick's Day Raffle. Lynn purchased the ticket at the Stop and Save gas station in Rickreall.

Only 250,000 tickets were sold for the St. Patrick's Day Raffle, making it the Oregon Lottery game with the best odds to win $1 million.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-13-2008 05:40)

Someone Wins Oregon Megabucks Jackpot

The jackpot returns to $1 million for Saturday's drawing.

(SALEM, Ore.) - oregon lottery logo Somebody in Oregon has the luck of the irish on their side as they will wake up as the state's newest millionaire. Someone hit the $6.6 million jackpot last night in the Megabucks lotto game.

Those with the winning Megabucks jackpot prize ticket have the option of receiving their prize as a single payment.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-04-2008 10:56)

Oregon Lottery Quarterly Transfer 3rd Largest in History

"The Lottery’s mission to maximize profits for the State of Oregon is certainly reflected in this latest transfer," - Oregon Lottery Director Dale Penn.

(SALEM ,Ore.) - Oregon lottery building The Oregon Lottery’s quarterly transfer of $164.3 million to the State’s Economic Development Fund on January 28th 2008, was the third largest ever since the Lottery began selling tickets in 1985.

The largest quarterly transfer, $208.7 million, was recorded for the quarter ending September 2007. The second largest transfer of $167.7 million was for the quarter ending in September 2006.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-30-2008 22:15)

Oregon Lottery Scratch-its: The New Joe Camel

The Oregon Lottery calls the scheme a "promotional program" and is using shills from the media to maximize its slick PR campaign.

(SILVERTON, Ore.) - Joe Camel Years ago, facing legal and political pressure for marketing cancer sticks to youth, R.J. Reynolds put out to pasture its infamous Joe Camel mascot. Today's "Scratch-it for Schools" campaign by the Oregon State Lottery may not sport a character with a hump, but its cynicism brings back memories of old Joe.

Last November, the Oregon Lottery, with help from the Oregon Department of Education, invited K-12 public schools to gamble on Scratch-it for Schools. This month, the Lottery picked 75 applicants to play the game.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-07-2008 11:36)

Theft of Lottery Ticket Could Get Man Ten Years

Springfield Man Arrested Following Theft of Winning $50,000 Lottery Scratch-it Ticket

(SPRINGFILED, Ore.) - Charles Dizick An investigation by Oregon State Police Lottery Security Section detectives has led to the arrest of a Springfield man who allegedly stole a winning $50,000 scratch-it ticket from the victim at a Springfield restaurant. The suspect was arrested when he came to lottery headquarters to claim the $50,000 prize.

Police were contacted by the victim, a 37-year old Kooskia, Idaho resident, on December 26th, reporting the theft that day of a winning Oregon Lottery scratch-it ticket.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-03-2007 12:31)

Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $32 Million; Two $1 Million Power Play Prizes Won

The numbers drawn Saturday evening were 2, 22, 32, 36, 47, and the Powerball was 36. The Power Play multiplier was 5.

(POWERBALL/PRNewswire/) - New Mexico Powerball winner Powerball will climb to an estimated $32 million for Wednesday's drawing as the grand prize was not hit Saturday evening. Even though the jackpot was not hit, two lucky tickets from Kansas and North Carolina won $1 million each with the Power Play option! One other lucky ticket sold in Oregon won $200,000 for matching all 5 white ball numbers.

The jackpot for the Wednesday, June 6th drawing will be $32 million with the cash option at $15 million.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-19-2007 16:10)

Milwaukie Man Wins $182.7 Million Powerball® Jackpot

When asked about his future plans, the winner said travel was at the top of the list.

(SALEM) - Oregon lottery building One sleepless night after learning he was holding the winning $182.7 million Powerball® jackpot ticket, Daniel Gannon of Milwaukie claimed his prize today at the Lottery office in Salem.

Gannon, 60, matched all five numbers and the power ball number in Saturday's multi-state Powerball lottery game to win the $182.7 million jackpot.

Gannon purchased the ticket at the Safeway on SE McLoughlin in Milwaukie on Friday.

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