Lottery Funds Support Economic Growth

When the Oregon Lottery was founded in 1984, it was with a single mission— to create a source of revenue to support Oregon’s struggling economy.

Today, almost 26% of Lottery funds are allocated for job creation and economic growth, assisting a variety of Oregon’s industries. These include manufacturing, high-tech, agriculture, fisheries, solar, medical, tourism, as well as small businesses. The funded projects in turn help local communities in the form of employment and business expansion. New worker wages then help support other business in the community. These benefits compound over time, extending the value of the projects well beyond the original investments.

Lottery dollars play a vital role helping support thousands of projects across the state and in every one of Oregon’s 36 counties, every single year. They help Oregon continue to thrive, both today and for future generations.


Oregon Lottery funds support job creation and economic growth


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Oregon Lottery retailers supporting local economies


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Hemex Health lab tech

Portland’s Hemex Health

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A Former Industrial Site Blossoms in Independence

North Coast Food Trail, Boats in Garibaldi

A Passion for Local

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A Road to Cool

Coos Bay Rail Line

Coos Bay Rail Line

John Burns
Thanks to Connect Oregon and Oregon Lottery providing the funds, we’ve been able to conduct major projects that otherwise would never have happened.
— John Burns, CEO, Oregon International Port of Coos Bay
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