Dr. Know: How do I get my money when I win the Oregon Lottery next week?

Dr. Know
I’m planning to win the Oregon Lottery next week. How do I get my money? The prize will be way too big for my bank’s insurance coverage. Do they set up a Swiss bank account, or what? —Alway   More
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Stuffing the Odds

Should I enter the lottery’s Thanksgiving Day Raffle?

Dr. Know
Should I enter the lottery’s Thanksgiving Day Raffle? My odds aren’t great, but aren’t they better in this game, since they only sell a limited number of tickets? I’m feeling lucky! —So   More
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 MARTY SMITH

Murmurs: Kitz Doubles-Down on Dozono

The streetcar is slow getting to Tucson, too.

Gov. John Kitzhaber keeps rolling the dice on Elisa Dozono. In May, WW reported that Kitzhaber submitted Portland lawyer Dozono’s name for a vacancy on the Oregon Lottery Commission, then withdrew i   More
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Murmurs: Gambling on a New Lottery Boss.

The Oregon Lottery generates more than $500 million a year, most of it from video gambling machines in bars and taverns. Longtime Lottery Commission Chairman Steve Ungar is stepping down and Gov.    More
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Dr. Know: One-Screened Bandit

Does the Oregon Lottery tweak video poker machines to entice people to play?

Dr. Know
Does the Oregon Lottery manipulate video poker machines to be “looser” at certain times—like when Social Security checks come in...   More
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 MARTY SMITH

Gravy Train

Union Pacific has billions in profits. So why is Oregon subsidizing the rail giant?

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When it comes to shipping companies, few are bigger than Union Pacific. The rail giant controls 32,000 miles of track across most of the Western U.S. Last year, the company had profits of $3.3 bil   More
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 KARA WILBECK

Nature Conservancy Benefits from Lottery Dollars

Oregon State Capitol.

In the ongoing flap over whether the Oregon Legislature will refer certain "fixes" to Measure 76, it's worth noting that the group most concerned about referring those questions to voters—the Nature Conservancy—has a strong interest in preserving the status quo.As WW previously reported, there was strong disagreement last summer about Measure 76 before voters approved that state constitutional ...   More
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Big Win for Bars: Oregon Lottery Boss Wants Status Quo

Oregon Lottery Director Dale Penn today made a lengthy argument [PDF] for renewing the current commission structure paid to retailers. Penn's conclusion that lottery rates should stay the same over the six-year period after the current contract expires next June is a big win for the Oregon Restaurant Association, if the five-member Lottery Commission agrees with him. The association represents ...   More
Monday, October 26, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Nature Conservancy Pours Another $200k into Parks Measure

The Nature Conservancy last week poured another $200,000 into the effort to qualify a parks-funding amendment to the Oregon Constitution for the November ballot. That brings to nearly $900,000 the amount the Nature Conservancy has contributed toward a measure that would make permanent an expiring law that sets aside 15 percent of Oregon Lottery proceeds for parks. That total should be more than ...   More
Monday, June 14, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Oregon Lottery Initiative Makes The Ballot

Oregon's lineup of statewide initiatives is now set for the Nov. 2 ballot. The final initiative awaiting word from state officials on signature verifications was one supported by enviros to lock into the Oregon Constitution 15 percent of Oregon Lottery proceeds for parks and habitat. The Secretary of State's office said today that backers of the proposal did turn in enough valid signatures. ...   More
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 HANK STERN


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