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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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Salem-News.com (Mar-19-2007 11:26)

Oregon Lottery Still Looking for $182 Million Powerball Jackpot Winner

This marks the fourth Powerball® jackpot prize won in Oregon.

(SALEM) - Oregon Lottery sign Oregon Lottery Still Looking for $182 Million Powerball Jackpot Winner

“In October 2005, we had a $340 million Powerball® jackpot winner from southern Oregon and it was nearly one month before they came to Salem to redeem their ticket,” said Chuck Baumann, Oregon Lottery® spokesman. “The primary reason they waited that long was that they were working with a financial planner and were developing a plan for their winnings,” said Baumann.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-18-2007 00:00)

$182.7 Million Powerball Jackpot Won in Oregon

Players purchased more than $39.6 million in tickets between Thursday and Saturday night.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Powerball Powerball paid off big Saturday evening for one lucky Oregonian. One lucky ticket in Oregon matched all 6 numbers to win the $182.7 million jackpot. The holder of the winning ticket will now have to decide to either take the 29-year, 30-installment annuity, or the one time cash "lump sum" amount of $88,067,283.

Five tickets correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000. These tickets were sold in Indiana (1), Kentucky (1), Minnesota (1), Wisconsin (1), and West Virginia (1).

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Salem-News.com (Feb-04-2007 09:16)

Oregon Says Goodbye to Betting on NFL Games

Sports Action began 1989, while Monday Night Scoreboard was introduced in 2003.

(SALEM) - Oregon State Capitol building Super Bowl XLI marks the last day of the Oregon Lottery’s Sports Action, and Monday Night Scoreboard.

During the 2005 Oregon legislative session, House Bill 3466, which goes into effect on July 1st was passed to eliminate the Lottery’s sports games, specifically Sports Action and Monday Night Scoreboard, after the 2006-07 football season.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-26-2006 10:00)

Oregon Lottery Makes Record $167.7 Million Transfer to State

The transfer raises the total amount of lottery revenue transferred to the state to $4.96 billion.

(SALEM) - LOttery building exterior With the Oregon Lottery's record-setting $1 billion sales for fiscal year 2006 already in the books, fiscal year 2007 is off to a good start.

The lottery's $167.7 million transfer to the Economic Development Fund for the first quarter of fiscal year 2007 ending September 30th, 2006, was its highest ever.

"Our business plan for the current fiscal year was developed to continue the successes we enjoyed in fiscal year 2006," said Oregon Lottery Commission Chair Steve Ungar. "More importantly, record lottery transfers provide added revenue to projects and programs throughout Oregon."

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Salem-News.com (Aug-10-2006 12:31)

Oregon Roofer Wins Online Casino Jackpot

An Oregon roofer nailed a $902,505 return on only a $9 wager!

(CENTRAL POINT) - jackpot winner Matt Eilenberger, a 35-year-old roofer from Central Point, won the Party online casino Mega Jackpot of $902,505.00

Matt is overwhelmed by his online casino win, and plans to get a new home for his family.

“I'm looking to sell my house and get a bigger one!” he said.

Their present home doesn’t offer enough space for the family of five, but now Matt, his wife Alicia, and their three children will have more room to explore and enjoy their lives together.

Matt won the jackpot on a online casino Super Fortune Wheel.

“I can quite honestly say that until a few weeks ago I had won nothing in my life.”

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Salem-News.com (Mar-27-2006 10:13)

Willamina Man Hits $5.4 Million Jackpot

(WILLAMINA AP) - Oregon Lottery logo A modest mill worker from Willamina won five-point-four million dollars in a Megabucks drawing.

Ryan Hicinbothom bought the ticket at his local Thriftway and didn't check the numbers until two weeks later.

Friends say it couldn't have happened to a nicer person. The 39-year-old works hard at the mill to support his two sons, who all live in a rented trailer home outside of town.

Hicinbothom went to work as usual after he found out about his winnings. But he says he will quit the 17-dollar-an-hour job, the highest-paying job he's ever had.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-21-2006 20:22)

Senate President Courtney: Use Special Session to Help Schools

(SALEM) - Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney In response to a lawsuit filed today charging the legislature with inadequately funding K-12 schools, Senate President Peter Courtney reiterated his support for sending surplus lottery earnings to K-12 schools statewide during a special session this year.

`Right now, we`re trying to come up with about $140 million for seniors, people with disabilities and foster care children and $42 million for school districts. After we do that, I`ll talk to you about the lawsuit..."

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Salem-News.com (Mar-05-2006 13:31)

Oregon Lottery Hits One Billion Dollar Milestone

(Salem AP) - Oregon Lottery logo It started with a simple scratch-off game, an almost mom-and-pop approach to the take-a-chance, get-rich-quick, working guy's dollar-shot-at-a-dream world of legalized gambling.

A few people have gotten rich.

But the state has gotten richer and is getting richer still.

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