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Gold Fish

Glinting in filtered sunshine, Gold Fish — and his many colorful friends — dart between submerged towers and treasure chests, playing among turtles and seashells in their lush, luxurious aquarium. This five-reel game offers frequent pick-a-prize bonuses to keep the action fast and fun! Follow Gold Fish and his friends on all their awesome, underwater adventures. Could this be the dawning of the Age of “Aquarium”? Only Gold Fish knows for sure!

About Gold Fish

  • This aquatic adventure offer a 1¢ denomination!
  • $.40 minimum wager
  • 5 reels, 30 paylines
  • Features frequent pick-a-prize bonuses
  • Payout percentage 92%
Goldfish

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Keeping the Magic Alive

After 15 years of marriage, Dave and his wife still like to go out for date nights, and the Parkside Diner in Garibaldi is one of their favorite spots. During a recent outing there, Dave decided to spice up the evening with some Video Lottery — a decision that netted him a $1,500 win!

“I don’t play that often, so it was quite a surprise,” Dave said. “We had only played a few minutes and then the jackpot came up. It was fun!”

With luck like that, maybe Dave will try his hand at playing Gold Fish (or "Mr. Fish" if you prefer) during his next night out. After all, he plans to use his win to finance more date nights with his wife. Gold Fish and his buddies would undoubtedly approve!

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Rescue Goldfish?

Recently the city of Tualatin found itself coordinating the rescue of more than 200 goldfish from a public lake. Every two to three years, city workers drain the manmade lake and to clean it. This time, as the water level lowered, the school of goldfish was revealed in the murky shallows.

They shouldn’t have been there. Goldfish are considered an invasive species in Oregon, and these fish had been released on the sly, evidently by pet owners who no longer wanted them. They multiplied and thrived, some even growing to the size of small footballs!

Invasive or not, they were beautiful fish, and no one wanted to see them sacrificed for the sake of a clean lake. City officials eventually decided to net the fish and donate them to anyone with a suitable pond — and with the stipulation that they never be released into public waterways. A happy ending!

When you play Gold Fish and other lottery games, you help support Oregon's watersheds and natural habitats. You may not be rescuing a goldfish, but you are helping keep the environment safe for salmon and other sensitive native species.

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How To Play

To play any of the Video LotterySM games, visit a Video Lottery retail location and simply insert your money in the bill acceptor, and select the poker or line game you want to play (to find a Video Lottery retail location, use the Find a Retailer button above. 

To find out how to play a specific game on a Video Lottery Terminal (VLT), press the (HELP) or (PAYS/HELP) button on the screen. You can then see how to play that particular game and learn about winning combinations.

Video Lottery Game Terms

 

2nd Screen Bonus

This type of bonus takes the player away from the main game screen for a short time to play for bonus credits without risking their money.

Pick-A-Prize

This type of bonus awards the player additional awards without risking their money.

Build-A-Bonus

This type of bonus awards the player additional awards without risking their money.

Bonus Pots & Incremental Bonus Pots

Bonus pots typically seed at a certain level and increment as non-winning play occurs. Once a bonus pot is hit, the seed value is reset.

Expanding WILD/Full Reel Wild

An expanding WILD symbol is one which expands vertically throughout the reel it is on and substitutes for any other symbol on the reel (exceptions apply for wild substitutions – see game rules).

Free Spin Bonus

Free spins are typically like any other spin on a line game, however, the player doesn’t have to pay credits to activate them.

Multipliers

Multipliers multiply the amount of credits won. For example, if you’ve won 40 credits on a bonus game, then a 2x multiplier means you won 80 credits.

Scatter Pays

Scatter symbols are symbols that do not need to be on a specific pay line. Typically, it does not have to line up on the normal paylines. Scatter symbols pay a number of credits or can trigger a bonus.

Split Symbols

Split symbols feature places two symbols in one reel position to increase the chances of achieving a winning line combination. (Twin Win)

Stacked Wilds

A stacked wild is a wild symbol that can cover up to an entire reel when it drops. They are normally in bands of 3 or 4 symbols that appear on every reel or are set on specific reels (exceptions apply for wild substitutions – see game rules).

Tumbling Reels

Symbols that make up a winning combination disappear after win and are replaced with more symbols that could make more winning combinations.

Wild Symbol

A wild symbol is generally used to fill out reel combinations that produce a line win (exceptions apply for wild substitutions – see game rules).

Onscreen Bonus

This type of bonus remains on the main game screen for the player to choose from a selection of additional awards.

Locking Symbols

Symbols that lock into place and remaining non-locking symbols are spun again.

MultiWay™

MultiWay™ wagering allows players to buy reel positions rather than the standard line pattern.

Game-in-Game Bonus

A 3-reel game within a line game, with each game-in-game having its own paytable.

Nudging Wild

A wild symbol that moves down one reel position after each spin that allows another chance to produce a line win.

Surrounding Wild

A surrounding WILD symbol is one which expands and turns all surrounding symbols wild and substitutes for any other symbol on the reel or line (exceptions apply for wild substitutions – see game rules).

Cluster Wilds

A group of two or more adjacent wild symbols that can be added at random to the reels. The Cluster Wild turns any symbol positions which it covers to wild. Exceptions apply for wild substitutions – see games rules.

Hot Zones

Hot Zones are wild patterns that spin independently of the reels and have a chance to land on reels at the end of each spin. The Hot Zone turns any symbol positions which it covers wild. Exceptions apply - see game rules. In some games, Hot Zones can be Locking Hot Zones.

Did I Win?

Here are some ways to find out if you’ve won:

Take your ticket to a Lottery retail location and use the “Did you Win?” terminal

It’s Your Ticket – Sign the Back!

Be sure to sign the back of your ticket when you buy it to ensure you can claim any prize you may win!

Claim Your Prize

WHERE TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE

Your options for where you can claim your prize will depend on which game you played and how much you won. See the Claiming Prizes page for all the details.

Odds & Payout Info

Video PokerSM Games >>

A payout percentage range for video poker games can be found on the individual game pages, by clicking the “GAMES” button and looking up a particular game. In video poker games, player choices affect the actual payout percentage of the game. All Oregon Lottery® video poker games have an auto-hold feature in which the game recommends a card-holding strategy during each individual game. Auto-hold strategies vary by game, based on the particular features of a game and do not necessarily result in theoretical payouts. Players have the option of overriding the game’s selections anytime. 

Line Games >>

Each Video LotterySM line game’s theoretical payout percentage can be found on the individual game pages, by clicking the “GAMES” button and looking up a particular game. If a percentage range is indicated for a line game, this means that certain pays may be increased with larger wagers, and/or a bonus may return more with a larger wager. 

Theoretical payout percentages represent the percentage of all credits played returned to players in prizes in the long run. Theoretical payout percentages are based on millions of games played. Individual play experience will vary. Since the result of each spin is chosen at random, only over time will a machine’s actual performance achieve the theoretical payout percentage. Some deviation from the machine’s payout percentage is allowed and expected, but the deviation gets smaller as the number of games played increases. Theoretical payout percentages are verified by an independent, third-party testing laboratory and vary by game. 

Odds for Video Lottery Games >>

Each Video LotterySM line game’s theoretical payout percentage can be found on the individual game pages, by clicking the “GAMES” button and looking up a particular game. If a percentage range is indicated for a line game, this means that certain pays may be increased with larger wagers, and/or a bonus may return more with a larger wager. 

It’s important to note that Video Lottery terminals operate randomly at all times, no matter how many wins or losses have occurred in the past, altering play patterns, time of day, or position of the machine within a Video Lottery retail location. In other words, the result of your last game has no bearing on the result of your next game. 

Odds of winning smaller prizes are much greater than the odds of winning the top prize. Remember, the outcome is random, every time you play. 

The overall odds of winning a prize for each Video Lottery game is posted either on the main game screen, or a help screen on each video lottery terminal. The odds of winning a prize are the same every time you play.