The Oregon Lottery was created by the voters of Oregon in the 1984 General Election through the Oregon Ballot Measure. The Lottery eventually began in 1985, offering two types of games, scratch-it tickets, and Megabucks as the drawing game. The proceeds from the lottery, fund economic growth, education, Outdoor School, natural habitats, state parks, veteran services, etc. The five-member Lottery Commission looks into the governance of the Oregon State Lottery. The Lottery Commission is responsible for approving the yearly budgets, business plans, sanctioning retailer contracts, approving financial reports, and adopting policy and rule changes. The Lottery is known to produce innumerable winners for games like Mega Millions, Powerball, Oregon’s Game Megabucks, Licky Lines, Pick 4, Win For Life, KENO, and many more. Megabucks was the first draw game introduced by the Oregon Lottery in the year 1985. It was the first-ever US Lottery game to offer the choice of Lump-sum or annuity after winning the jackpot.
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The five-member Commission oversees the governance of the Oregon State Lottery. The members of the Commission are appointed by the Governor for a term of four years. All the appointments are confirmed by the State Senate. The Lottery Commission is responsible for approving yearly budgets, business plans, sanctioning retailer contracts, approving financial reports, and adopting policy and rule changes.
Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales and unclaimed prizes go back to the community for -Lottery dollars fund education, economic growth, state parks, natural habitats, Outdoor School and veteran services.
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