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Karneval Fire Breather

Ladies and gentlemen and all those who love the weird and wondrous, step right up and enter the amazing world of Karneval Fire Breather. It's an old-school sideshow with a 21st Century look. Experience the wonders of colorful characters such as the contortionist, sword swallower, strong man and fire breather as they come to life when you win. But just like the games on a carnival midway, it can be easy to play more than you intended. Figure out your budget before you start to play, and when you're done follow the words of P.T. Barnum and make your way to the "great egress.*"

*The great egress was simply the exit, but P.T. Barnum presented it as though there was something amazing to be found on the other side of the door.

About Karneval Fire Breather: 1 cent, 5 reels and 40 lines. 40 cent minimum wager. Payout percentage is 91.84%-91.9%. Fire breather wilds, a knife-throwing bonus and a free game bonus.

Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce and corndogs

Fire Eater, Fire Breather

Step right up! Be amazed and delighted as you try your traditional carnival food with some local, fire-breathing flare! Where other folks put mustard on their carnival corndogs, we suggest adding Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce, instead. It’ll add just enough kick and excitement to make it a carnival for your mouth. Even better — you can find it in many of the same locations you'll find Karneval Fire Breather.

Secret Aardvark made its debut right here in Oregon in 2004. At that time, there wasn’t much of a hot sauce scene here, but Portland, where Secret Aardvark first burst onto the scene at local farmers markets, has always been a great place for good food and the maker culture. So it was a great place to start Secret Aardvark.

It now takes the spotlight in hot sauce reviews and competitions throughout the country. And we're happy to have been a part of that. How? Secret Aardvark received a Lottery funded Business Oregon grant so they could attend the 2018 National Restaurant Association trade show.

While you won’t start breathing fire after eating any of the Secret Aardvark hot sauces, you can enjoy a slow burn from their Habanero Hot Sauce or Serrabanero Green Hot Sauce. A lot of flavor. A little burn. Very Oregon.

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Lowell and Jennifer smiling against a carnival background. Text: Jennifer & Lowell of Hillsboro each won $1,5000!

Conjoined Wins

What you are about to read may shock and amaze you. But I promise you, it’s absolutely true. It was a day that started much like any other day. Lowell and Jennifer, friends these many years, were out for a day of fun when they stopped at a Dotty’s to try their luck with a little Video Lottery. And that's when the wonders began.

“I put in $5 and on the second spin playing Big City 5s, I start seeing lights and it’s not sinking in what’s going on,” Lowell said.

What was going on was a $1500 jackpot win! Winning $1500 is amazing, but Jennifer and Lowell’s story doesn’t end there.

Lowell’s win was a great way to kick off their day of fun. They followed it up by visiting other friends before stopping at Elmer’s for dinner. While they waited for their meals, they thought they’d play a little more Video Lottery. This time Jennifer put in $5 — and hit a $1500 jackpot!

It’s not every day that two friends hit the jackpot. Will you be next? Step right up and play Karneval — you just might be the next big winner.

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Fun and Games

Prepare to be amazed. It’s time you step right up and go to a carnival. It’s a fun break from the ordinary where kids can be kids and adults can be kids too. Oregon has may carnivals and festivals throughout the year and one of our favorites is the Oregon State Fair where you can experience tons of rides and fun for everyone.

We’re a proud sponsor of the fair where you can play our games once you get your fill of the Zipper and cotton candy. So next time you want a carnival atmosphere, you can either play our Video Lottery Karneval game if you’re over 21 or grab friends and family and take in the state fair when it comes to town.

Did you know that we give away Oregon State Fair prizes? That's right — if you're 18 or older, you could win VIP concert tickets and even some awesome Meet-n-Greets with amazing performers. How can you win? By watching the Oregon Lottery Facebook page! That's where we'll post our giveaways for you to enter.

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Carmel Corn, Corndogs & Corn on the Cob

That’s a lot of corn. Which you can find at almost any traveling carnival, state fair, local festival, etc. But one thing that you may not know is that caramel corn maker Cosmos Creations, out of Junction City, produces and sells a gourmet, oven-baked corn that has no husks, shells or kernels.

The company makes a wide variety of flavors and sizes. And they just happen to be a recipient of Lottery funds, generated when folks play games like Karneval and administered through Business Oregon. We always say that together we do good things, but sometimes together we do things that taste good.


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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.


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


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 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™ 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


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.