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Icy Wilds

Watch the northern lights dance across the twinkling landscape! Icy Wilds will immerse you in the mesmerizing, frozen world of an enchanting snow princess. You’ll start to see her polar friends come out as you play — ermine and polar bear, owl and snow leopard. This fast-paced game features five reels and 50 lines — plenty of action to keep you and your friends entertained during those long, dark evenings. Warm up your night with Icy Wilds!


About Icy Wilds

  • 1₵ – 5 reels and 50 lines
  • 50₵ minimum wager
  • Features full reel wilds and a free games bonus
  • Payout Percentage: 92.01%
Icy Wilds
Woman cross-country skiing at Crater Lake.  

Icy Wilds of Oregon

When you think of the snowiest spots in the U.S., Oregon probably doesn’t come to mind. But it should. According to the National Park Service, the headquarters of Crater Lake National park gets enough snow each year to more than bury a telephone pole (averages 43 feet per year)! All that snow makes this part of the Oregon Cascades the third snowiest spot in the U.S.

 

What does all that snow mean for Oregonians? Winter fun! At Crater Lake and many other locations throughout Oregon, folks looking to have fun in the icy wilds have a lot to choose from. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are great ways to view the plants and animals of an Oregon winter. Snowboarding, downhill skiing and snowmobiling can be tons of fun and get your heart racing. Of course there’s also sledding and ice skating, or, if you’ve got the skills, even backcountry winter camping. And if spending time in the snow doesn’t appeal, you can always choose to curl up with a good book and a glass of Oregon wine.

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white ermine pops its had over a drift of snow  

Pop Goes the Weasel

The cute little ermine (aka, short-tailed weasel or stoat) that pops up from time to time on Icy Wilds’ reels calls Oregon home.

Since most Oregon ermine populations don’t live in snowy areas, they never turn bright white. But the little critters are still grateful to folks like you who play Lottery games, because every time you play, you help support their natural habitat, which means you’ll continue to be able to find them frolicking in eastern and western Oregon for years to come.

Learn more about your Lottery dollars at work.

Snowy owl perched on a log in Astoria, Oregon  

Icy Wildlife and Oregon Wetlands

When you play Icy Wilds you’ll see lots of animals from the Arctic, including the gorgeous snowy owl. While snowy owls, the largest owls in North America by weight, live in the Arctic, every few years you’ll find these magnificent birds on the Oregon Coasts, a treat for bird watchers and photographers alike.


Although snowy owls may not call Oregon home, Oregon does provide habitat to at least 14 other species of owls. The northern spotted owl, great horned owl and long eared owl are just some of those living in the natural watersheds throughout eastern, southern and western Oregon.

When you play Lottery games, you help our natural habitat and watersheds provide food and shelter for our fish and wildlife. Find out more about how Lottery dollars help Oregon’s watersheds.

Photo by stokes rx (flickr, CC by 2.0)

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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.