Oregon Lottery Games
|Game||Prize Type||Numbers||Sale Closes|
|Pick 4 – 1:00 p.m.||Top Prize||4 from 0-9||12:59 p.m.|
|Pick 4 – 4:00 p.m.||Top Prize||4 from 0-9||3:59 p.m.|
|Pick 4 – 7:00 p.m.||Top Prize||4 from 0-9||6:59 p.m.|
|Pick 4 – 10:00 p.m.||Top Prize||4 from 0-9||9:59 p.m.|
|Lucky Lines||Jackpot||8 from 1-32||5:59 p.m.|
|Win for Life||Top Prize||4 from 1-77 + 14 QP||7:30 p.m.|
|Oregon’s Game Megabucks||Jackpot||6 from 1-48||7:29 p.m.|
|Powerball||Jackpot||5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-26||7:00 p.m.|
|Mega Millions||Jackpot||5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-25||7:00 p.m.|
|Pick 4 – 1:00 p.m.||1:00 p.m.||1:00 p.m.||1:00 p.m.||1:00 p.m.||1:00 p.m.||1:00 p.m.||1:00 p.m.|
|Pick 4 – 4:00 p.m.||4:00 p.m.||4:00 p.m.||4:00 p.m.||4:00 p.m.||4:00 p.m.||4:00 p.m.||4:00 p.m.|
|Pick 4 – 7:00 p.m.||7:00 p.m.||7:00 p.m.||7:00 p.m.||7:00 p.m.||7:00 p.m.||7:00 p.m.||7:00 p.m.|
|Pick 4 – 10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.|
|Lucky Lines||6:00 p.m.||6:00 p.m.||6:00 p.m.||6:00 p.m.||6:00 p.m.||6:00 p.m.||6:00 p.m.|
|Win for Life||7:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.|
|Oregon’s Game Megabucks||7:29 p.m.||7:29 p.m.||7:29 p.m.|
|Powerball||7:59 p.m.||7:59 p.m.|
|Mega Millions||7:59 p.m.||7:59 p.m.|
*All times are displayed in Oregon local time.
Number of consecutive draws each Oregon State Lottery games allows you to play:
|Pick 4 – 1:00 p.m.||up to 12 draws|
|Pick 4 – 4:00 p.m.||up to 12 draws|
|Pick 4 – 7:00 p.m.||up to 12 draws|
|Pick 4 – 10:00 p.m.||up to 12 draws|
|Lucky Lines||up to 14 draws|
|Win for Life||up to 10 draws|
|Oregon’s Game Megabucks||up to 26 draws|
|Powerball||up to 20 draws|
|Mega Millions||up to 20 draws|
Oregon Lottery Federal, and state tax withholdings on winnings for U.S. citizens or residents.
|$1,500 to $5,000||State Tax||8.0%|
|$1,500 to $5,000||Federal Tax||0.0%|
If the winner is not a U.S. citizen or is not a US resident, Oregon Lottery tax withholdings on winnings are as such:
|Over $5,000||State Tax||8.0%|
|Over $5,000||Federal Tax||24.0%|
Oregon had seen a steady stream of millionaires since 1984 when the residents voted to introduce a lottery. The Oregon state lottery benefits public schools, wildlife habitats, veterans’ associations, state parks, and all manner of excellent statewide initiatives. Merely playing the lottery in Oregon allows you to contribute to these causes.
The Oregon Lottery Mega Millions and Powerball are the most popular games, but others, like Oregon’s Megabucks, Win for Life, Lucky Lines, Pick 4, and Keno are not far behind. A Keno wager costs just one dollar and returns prizes from $30 000 to over $300 000, as one lucky player recently discovered. With a rolling jackpot – who knows what could happen?
Scratch-card games are known as scratch-its in Oregon, and these classic games offer excellent value. A $10 ticket could land you $100 000. The Oregon lottery website keeps players updated as to the number of prizes of each specific size still available.
Do check that out first before buying a $10 ticket in the hope of pocketing a $100 000 prize that someone else already won. The lottery boasts a 100% online sportsbook called Scoreboard, which is associated with the lottery but operates independently of the lottery games.
Oregon Lottery FAQ
You have to be at least 18 years old to play the lottery in Oregon, and doing so is a strictly offline undertaking. No provision is made for the purchase of tickets online. That being said, Scoreboard trades online, with a Scoreboard app for mobile phones.
An Oregon lottery app is available for checking the results, scanning tickets, and verifying your information, but no tickets can be bought through the application. It does feature an Oregon lottery ticket scanner, making it that much easier to check your numbers and Oregon lottery codes.
Your local participating retailer is where the action is. Buy an Oregon Lottery Powerball ticket, an Oregon lottery Mega Millions ticket, or play Oregon Megabucks. Throw in a couple of Oregon lottery scratch cards, and you may walk out with a lot more than the soda you went in to buy.
The lottery in Oregon offers six different games, some of which are unique to this state and much loved by Oregonians. Below is a brief description of each game along with its respective numbers:
Oregon’s Game Megabucks – choose six numbers from 48.
Win for life – choose four numbers from 1 to 77
Lucky Lines – choose one number from each of eight fields
Pick 4 – choose four numbers from 0 to 9
Keno – pick ten numbers and choose your play options
You can play Video Lottery on modern gaming machines at participating retailers.
The first step to claiming your prize is to sign your ticket. Next, you need to complete the winner claim form you can find online. The completed form is mailed, by recorded delivery to the lottery headquarters in Salem. If your winnings exceed $50 000, you have to call them on the number provided on their website and make an appointment.
Jackpot and Scratch-it prizes up to $600 can be claimed from any participating retailer. This also goes for Video Lottery prizes up to $1250, which must be made within 28 days. Prizes of over $1250 must be claimed by mail within a year after the ticket was issued. All Scoreboard wins and claims are processed online on the sporstbook’s website.
Each of the seven lottery games is played using a fixed range of numbers. For instance, Lucky Lines lets you pick one number from each of eight fields. The aim is to match these eight numbers with the ones that come out in the draw. Matching all eight wins you the jackpot. Matching fewer numbers will win you smaller prizes.
The odds of winning Oregon Lottery Mega Millions is way up there at 1 in 302 million. For the Oregon Lottery Powerball, it is slightly better, at 1 in 175 million. The odds for the other games you can play at Oregon Lottery are as follows:
Oregon’s Megabucks: 1 in 6.1 million
Win for Life: 1 in 1.35 million
Lucky Lines: 1 in 65 536
Pick 4: 1 in 10 000
The biggest Oregon Lottery win occurred in 2005 when two families, Chaney and West, shared a Powerball jackpot of $340 million.
Sales for all lottery games close at 6:59 pm on the day of a draw, so make sure you buy your tickets in plenty of time. The results of the Oregon
Lottery are available as follows:
Oregon’s Megabucks: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 7:29
Win for Life: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 7:30
Lucky Lines: Daily at 6 pm
Pick 4: Daily at 1 pm, 4 pm, 7 pm, 10 pm
Keno: Daily every four minutes
Even when you don’t win at the first attempt, you still have a chance by entering those non-winning scratch cards into the Oregon lottery second chance draws. You need to register for Second Chance on the website, before scanning your codes.
The Oregon Lottery withholds a state tax of 8% for prizes of $1500 or more. Prizes over $5000 will incur the 8% state tax and a 24% federal tax.
For video lottery prizes, the 8% state tax applies, but no federal tax is due.
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