Oregon lottery retailer information
Jan. 20, 2021 – Salem, Ore. – It’s very exciting to win a big prize playing Oregon Lottery games and it’s a rare occurrence when a player can claim to be a repeat winner.
Thanks to winning a $50,000 prize in the Lottery’s Second Chance Scratch-it drawing, Peter Gilbert can honestly make that claim!
Gilbert is no stranger to winning the Lottery’s Second Chance Scratch-it drawing. “In May 2016, I won $10,000 in the Second Chance drawing,” said Gilbert, of Beaverton. “So, when I told a friend of mine that I’d won $50,000 this time, he decided to start calling me ‘Re-Pete!’”
When Gilbert claimed his latest Lottery prize on Jan. 14, he said hoped for a “three-Pete” by winning Mega Millions or Powerball.
Every Oregon Lottery Scratch-it game offers a second chance drawing for an additional top prize for that game. In Gilbert’s instance, he entered a non-winning “Crossword Inferno” ticket he had bought at the 7-Eleven on Tualatin Valley Highway in Beaverton. Once sales end for a particular Scratch-it game, that sets the wheels in motion for that game’s second chance drawing to occur.
“Winning this prize is not life-changing,” said Gilbert, “but it is life affirming.”
Jan. 15, 2021 – Salem, Ore. – When most people stop on the way to work, they pick up coffee, tea or a soda. Diana C. of Salem decided to pick up something a little more substantial, a $50,000 Powerball prize.
“I normally don’t buy tickets,” Dianna said when she claimed her prize, “but I saw that the jackpots were so big, I decided to get $10 of Powerball.”
Thursday morning, back at work at the Marion County Juvenile Department, she noticed the ticket in her purse and decided to check the numbers.
“I saw I hit the Powerball, so I knew I won some money,” she said. “When I looked at the other numbers, I almost fainted. I’m not going to lie.”
She couldn’t contain her excitement and decided to share the news with some co-workers, and then called to make her appointment to claim that prize at the Oregon Lottery that same day. She had hit four out of five numbers and the Powerball on her quick pick ticket.
“I am going to play some more, the big prize is still out there,” she said. “I am going to use this to pay off some bills and it’s nice to have that peace of mind.”
Saturday’s Powerball drawing is an estimated $640 million, which would be a $478.7 million cash value. If won, it will be the fifth largest jackpot in Powerball game history and the ninth largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. This is the highest the Powerball jackpot has been since March 2019, and it’s causing an increase in sales in lottery tickets all around Oregon.
Diana purchased her winning ticket at the US Market on Cherry Avenue in Keizer. Sam Singh, owner of the store, said that as the jackpots for both Powerball and Mega Millions have been growing, he has seen more and more customers add lottery tickets to their purchases.
“It’s always this way when the jackpots get this big,” he said. “Having a winner like this will help sales, because they think it could happen to them.”
Before Diana’s $50,000 win, Singh said the biggest winning ticket he had sold was in the $30,000 to $40,000 range.
“This is very exciting and I feel great,” he said. “We hope to sell more, and even the big one. My advice to players is to buy more tickets. As much as you play, it increases your chances to win.”
Jan. 13, 2021 – Salem, Ore. – Laurie Longhorn, manager of the Short Stop #1 in Hermiston thinks she will see even more customers come in tonight after her store sold a $100,000 winning Powerball ticket last week.
“The higher the jackpot gets, the more people come in,” Longhorn said. “With this news we might see even more people.”
Bradley Plate of Hermiston purchased his winning ticket at the Short Stop #1 in Hermiston. Plate’s Powerball ticket for the Saturday, Jan. 9 Powerball drawing matched four of the white ball numbers, leaving one white ball number and the power ball number unmatched. By matching those four numbers, and wisely adding the Power Play multiplier option, Plate’s $50,000 prize was doubled to $100,000, thanks to the Power Play multiplier of 2 that was drawn for that drawing. The jackpot was $470 million for the Jan. 9 drawing.
The Powerball jackpot, currently at $550 million for the Wednesday, Jan. 13 drawing, is the ninth largest jackpot in the game’s history. According to Longhorn, that type of jackpot, and Thursday night’s $750 million Mega Millions jackpot are bringing some joy to retailers facing difficult times this year.
Longhorn said her store sold a larger Keno jackpot a few years ago, but to her knowledge, this is the largest prize they have sold.
“This really is awesome news, it would be amazing if we sold the jackpot ticket tonight,” Longhorn said. “We have lots more people coming in and getting tickets. Customers always tell us if they win the big one they will come back and give some to us.”
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.Oregon lottery retailer information Jan. 20, 2021 – Salem, Ore. – It’s very exciting to win a big prize playing Oregon Lottery games and it’s a rare occurrence when a player can claim to be a
Selling Lottery Products Does Good Things
If you’re interested in becoming an Oregon Lottery retailer, you’re in the right spot.
A Statewide Family of Retailers
Selling Lottery games provides entertainment products for your customers to play, increases your bottom line and attracts new customers for all your product categories. Last year, Oregon retailers sold over one billion dollars in Lottery products, generating millions in commissions for retail businesses across the state.
Selling Lottery products also helps the state of Oregon by generating profits which help fund thousands of critical projects and programs throughout the state.
If you are interested in applying to become a retailer, the Lottery wants to hear from you. For more information, contact our Retail Contracts Consultant at 503-540-1136 or 1-800-766-6789, extension 1136.
Retailer Application Process
Things to Know Before Getting Started
- There are setup costs associated with being a Retailer. See Initial Retailer Costs below for complete information.
- A separate “lotteryвЂќ bank account is highly recommended though not mandatory. Each Wednesday, the Lottery will sweep this account for product sales you made the previous week.
- Get that extra bank account to avoid accidental overdrafts and the need to post a bond.
- You will be charged a monthly network line fee. The costs are $73 for Traditional Lottery products and $211 for Video Lottery products. If you carry both Traditional and Video Lottery products the monthly fee is $211.
Initial Retailer Costs
Traditional Lottery Productions
- The installation of dedicated electrical power for the online terminal
- Non-dedicated power for the Keno monitor
- All electrical power costs
- A one-time Network Service Deposit of $634* is required to start the application process. After we receive the required Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) form, the deposit will be electronically transferred from your bank account. You will receive the EFT form from your Field Contracts Consultant. Monthly telephone charges for Traditional only are $73.
Video Lottery Products Only
- Installation of dedicated electrical power for the Video Lottery terminals
- A one-time Network Service Deposit of $634* is required to start the application process. After we receive the required Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) form, the deposit will be electronically transferred from your bank account. You will receive the EFT form from your Field Contracts Consultant. Monthly telephone charges for Video only are $211.
- Department of Revenue Amusement Tax Fee of $135 per terminal, per year and will be charged each July. For new video terminal installations, this will be pro-rated based on the state year.
- Any remodeling costs associated with providing an age-controlled area
*If selling both Traditional and Lottery products, there is only one charge of $634.
Having the Oregon Lottery in our small business has been a blessing.
Start Your Lottery Application
- The business Entity must be registered and active on the Secretary of StateвЂ™s website. An вЂњEntityвЂќ is a corporation, LLC, Partnership, Sole Proprietorship, Trust, Non-Profit or Association. You can register here.
- The Assumed Business Name (ABN) must be correctly registered on the Secretary of StateвЂ™s website. The Assumed Business Name is the name on the door or sign for your business. ItвЂ™s the name your customers see. You can check to make sure your business Entity and ABN are correctly registered here.
- Federal Tax Identification Number (FIN) / Employer Identification Number (EIN). This number is issued by the IRS. It looks something like 98-7654321 and you can get one for free here.
- Business Identification Number (BIN). The BIN is issued by the Oregon Department of Revenue and looks something like 1234567-8 and you can get one for free here.
- If you are buying a business where Lottery products are sold, youвЂ™ll need to have an offer/acceptance in writing and must submit your own Oregon Lottery Retailer Application.
- For Traditional Lottery sales only вЂ“ your business must be open and selling something.
- For Video Lottery sales вЂ“ your business must qualify to apply for selling Video Lottery. Primarily, this entails being a business that the public recognizing as a dine-in establishment and where alcoholic beverages are available.
- Please be prepared to provide your e-mail address. Not having a valid e-mail address may slow the application process down.
Once these items are collected, please contact an Oregon Lottery Retail Contracts Consultant at 503-540-1136 or 1-800-766-6789, extension 1136.
- Includes a wide variety of Scratch-its, and draw games which include: OregonвЂ™s Game Megabucks, Powerball, Mega Millions, Win For Life, Lucky Lines, Pick 4, Keno and Raffle.
- The Oregon Lottery offers Traditional game commissions at 8%. The average single-register Lottery retailer sells $115,197 Traditional products annually. At an average of $2.00 per transaction, thatвЂ™s approximately $8,700 per year commission back in your pocket.
- Cashing Bonus – In addition to commissions, the Lottery offers a prize payment bonus of 1% on all tickets paid out in your establishment.
- Selling Bonus – The Lottery offers a 1% selling bonus for all validated prizes $10,000 and above. The maximum paid on the 1% selling bonus is $100,000.
- Guaranteed Sales – We make it easy for you to carry and sell Scratch-it SM tickets and will buy back any tickets that are not selling.
- State-of-the-art game terminals in restaurants, bars and taverns that feature video poker and line games.
|Dollars Played Range Rate||Average Annual Sales|
|$0 – $2,250,000||2.2%|
|$2,250,000 – $4,000,000||1.75%|
|$4,000,000 – $6,500,000||1.5%|
*(Source-OSL Retail Ops, 2009 business year average annual sales by LSIC)
Lottery Operational Support
Once you become a Lottery retailer, support unfolds on a number of levels as you begin to sell products and generate new revenue. Here are the basics:
- Crews to install your equipment
- Service technicians are available to service/repair your equipment
- Hotline support, seven days a week, from 7 AM – 8 PM.
- A dedicated sales representative who will make bi-weekly calls to your establishment
- A sales specialist who will call you to make sure all of your needs are addressed
- Retailer training both at the Lottery and on-site at your location
The introduction of Oregon Lottery products will be a positive addition to your business. Below is the equipment the Lottery provides to you at no charge:
- Video Lottery terminals
- Sales terminals and supporting equipment
- Dispensers for Scratch-it tickets
- Interior and/or exterior signs to promote Lottery in your establishment
- LCD flat screen monitor
- Promotions – During the course of the year we offer many promotions to help grow your business – all designed to help boost awareness and drive sales.
- Advertising – At no cost to you, the Lottery produces statewide advertising which educates your customers about the Lottery games they may want to play. We traditionally run TV, radio, outdoor advertising, Internet campaigns and other means of support to excite your customers about Lottery games. Point-of-sale materials are also provided for your establishment to help drive awareness and increase sales.
Oregon Lottery Retailer Requirements
Applicants must submit fingerprints with their retailer applications. You will be provided information on obtaining your fingerprints when your application has been initiated.