A Typical School with a Unique Heritage
Meet a typical Oregon public school. Currently, more than 50% of lottery proceeds are dedicated to public education, from kindergarten through college. Monmouth Elementary is just one of hundreds of public schools that benefit when you play lottery games — including the schools in your district.
Eventually, Western needed to make space for a growing population of college students and in 1984, the college merged their elementary school with the district’s other elementary schools, closing the campus school in 1986. Today, the original Monmouth Elementary building (pictured here) now houses WOU’s Instructional Technology Center.
Sponsored by the Oregon Lottery since 2016, Oregon’s Teacher of the Year program was an important honor first bestowed on an Oregon teacher in 1955. In addition to being a key sponsor of the program, The Oregon Lottery also helps support education across the state. In 2018 Polk County schools, where Monmouth Elementary is located, received $2.5 million in Lottery funds. Funds from the Lottery help to provide essential school projects, infrastructure and supplies. And it’s not just grades K-12 that benefit from lottery funding. All of the state’s public colleges, including WOU, benefit both from funding and lottery-sponsored scholarships that help open the door to higher education—maybe even for a future Teacher of the Year. That’s a big win for the students and teachers of Oregon!
Margaret Perry — Oregon’s First Teacher of the Year
After winning Oregon’s first Teacher of the Year award, Margaret went on to win the national Teacher of the Year title too. A couple of years later, she married in Hillsboro, and thereafter was known as Margaret Teufel. In Hillsboro, she became a beloved special education teacher, so much so that, after she passed, the City of Hillsboro designated Margaret Teufel Day as a part of their famous annual airshow. Margaret Teufel Day, also known as Special Needs Day, has hosted more than 18,000 special needs individuals since 1988. The goal is to give individuals with special needs the opportunity to experience the thrill of an air show and also meet some of the best pilots in the industry.
Margaret Perry won the National Teacher of the Year award early in her career. Her promising potential truly played out in ways that made lasting impressions on her students and her community.
Oregon’s Teacher of the Year 2021
Nicole hopes her students will always remember how much she loved them.
Veteran Services in Josephine County
Innovative programs to connect veterans to veterans.
Veteran Services in Yamhill County
Lottery dollars help fund VSOs across the state. Meet Yamhill County’s.
Umpqua Lighthouse State Park Shines On
An Oregon Coast classic — whales, sand dunes, sea lions & more!
LOTTERY DOLLARS DOING GOOD THINGS IN YOUR COMMUNITY
24 Karat Cherry Multiplier
Of the precious alloy & gem fruit options, the 24 Karat Cherry is way cooler than the 10 Karat Kiwi or the Cubic Zirconium Cantaloupe. So much cooler, you should slide on your fruit boots and seek out this fabulous $5 ticket on your next trip to the store. With the 24 Karat Cherry Multiplier, you might just uncover that massive $50,000 top prize or one of many other exciting payouts. While you’re out shopping for your next Scratch-it, we’ll get back into the workshop to put some more time into the Emerald Mango Moolah ticket.
You know it. You love it. It’s Bingo – Classic Bingo! This bright, bouncing $5 ticket packs in all the bingo hall excitement you can handle. Trade in your dauber for your favorite penny and scratch your way through Classic Bingo’s five cards for the chance to shout “BINGO!” and take home the $25,000 top prize or another exciting payout. There’s a reason that classics never go out of style.
Lights, Camera, Crossword
Grab your beret and the clapboard. It’s time to go Hollywood with this captivating crossword. An Oscar may not be in your future, but with a chance at a swanky $50,000 top prize, you could buy a whole host of those little golden statues. Call your own ACTION! Play Lights, Camera, Crossword and start working on that acceptance speech.
The chores don’t stop when ewe are down on the farm. But when you’re done rounding up the livestock, go discover the latest country craze, Lucky Ewe Scratch-its. It’s the one with that little animal with a sheepish grin. One dollar could win you a $1,000 top prize. Ewe could get out of a whole lotta chores with that kind of money.
Yeehaw! Forget about hitting the broadside of a barn – grab a penny and scratch the broadside of a barn on Country Cash Scratch-it. For just $2, enjoy this bucolic scene of country bliss and a chance at a $10,000 win. Make hay and pick up Country Cash on your next trip to the general store.
7 Day Forcash
Sunny and 72°? Maybe not winter in Oregon, but play 7 Day Forcash for a chance to bank some dough for your rainy day fund. Be your own weatherperson and scratch away to see if your forecast matches the cards. Or uncover a rainbow under the Sun Bonus and win an instant $20! Splash in the rain or bake in the sun, you’ll never be under the weather with 7 Day Forcash.