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July 3, 2024


Celebrating Oregon’s Historic Powerball Win!

A Portland man, his wife, and their friend are making history as winners of the $1.3 billion Powerball jackpot – the fourth largest in the game’s history. Cheng “Charlie” Saephan, 46, purchased the ticket for the April 6, 2024 drawing at the Plaid Pantry at 6060 NE Columbia Boulevard in Portland. His friend Laiza Chao, 55, of Milwaukie gave him $100 to buy tickets and split the prize with the Saephans.

Saephan said the prize will allow him and his family to live “worry free” in light of his cancer battle.In one photo, Powerball winner Cheng smiles at the camera, waving with one hand and holding a novelty check in the other. In a second photo below, three men in Plaid Pantry shirts stand smiling in a convenience store, holding a novelty oversized check.
“I want to offer my heartfelt congratulations to the Saephans and Ms. Chao on this historic win,” said Oregon Lottery Director Mike Wells. “Not only is the prize life-changing for the three of them and their families, it’s also a huge win for the state.”

“The energy and excitement we experienced from selling the winning ticket has been a big morale boost for the entire Plaid team,” said Plaid Pantry President and CEO Jonathan Polonsky. Oregon Lottery staff also surprised store customers at a celebration event on May 9 at the store by handing out free Scratch-its.

Illustration of a check paid out to "Winner" with a speech balloon above reading, "Did you know?" We want to celebrate your big win! As a retailer, you can work with your account manager to have a big check presented at your business for wins over $10,000.

Illustration of an open laptop. Over the laptop is a piece of paper titled "Contract" and an illustration of a red exclamation point

Remember to Sign Your Contract Extension

In February 2024, the Lottery Commission approved an extension of the 2025 retail contract until 2027. You should have received a DocuSign email of the contract extension the week of July 15, 2024, with the expectation to return the signed document by October 1, 2024. The contract extension will provide Oregon Lottery more time to communicate, collaborate, and develop the 2027 contract with retailers and work within our new retailer management system. If you do not sign the extension, your contract will automatically terminate on June 29, 2025 at 5 am. 

Coming This Fall

The Oregon Monsters Scratch-it ticketScratch-its

Here’s a monstrous conversation starter for your customers. Designed by Oregonians for Oregonians, the $5 Oregon Monsters ticket features four monsters, from the scruffy Sasquatch to the lesser-known Colossal Claude, the Columbia River’s counterpart to Nellie of Loch Ness. Check out the back of each ticket and you’ll find a brief description on the creepy crew.A callout bubble framed by an illustration of Colossal Claude that reads: The Basics: Top prize is $30,000. Win all 20 prizes by revealing a flying saucer.

Video LotteryA new mystery progressive bonus game, Fort Knox is launching this fall on Crystal Dual Video Lottery Terminals across Oregon.

Two games, “Samurai 888 Katsumi” and “Las Vegas Cash Eruption,” will feature Fort Knox. Fort Knox is a random triggered mystery bonus game isolated on each IGT Crystal Dual terminal that features 5 tiered progressive jackpots. One of those five Fort Knox pots can grow to $5,000!Three screenshots of upcoming video lottery games: Samurai 888 Katsumi, Cash Eruption, and Fort Knox


A hand holds a cell phone. The phone is open to the DraftKings app to a page advertising their Refer-A-Friend bonus offer.With the return of football, retailers can expect to see an influx of customers as local bars and restaurants become destinations to catch a televised game. NFL Preseason games begin with the first game held on August 1, 2024. The NFL’s regular season begins the Thursday following Labor Day, when the Ravens take on the Chiefs September 5, 2024.

Oregon Lottery’s DraftKings Sportsbook will be offering promotions as the NFL season kicks off. Refer a Friend allows current DraftKings players to invite their friends to sign up for a bonus. All promotional offers can be found within the app under the “promos” tab or through the rotating banner marketing images at the top of the page.

Free Training Available to Retailers

Did you know free, on-site training sessions are available to retailers? Whether you have newTwo photographs. In the first, you see the back of a man's head as he opens up a video lottery game machine. In the second photo, you see a close-up of hands inserting a pack of Scratch-it tickets into a machine. employees or simply wish to refresh your team’s Lottery knowledge, this service is offered at no cost. To arrange a training session tailored to your needs, contact our Customer Service Department.

And remember you can always check out our dedicated retailer training page for easy-to-follow quick reference guides and a library of instructional videos to assist you.

"Quiz" 1. What draw games can you NOT cancel? 2. True of False: Before printing lottery tickets, you should always receive payment first. 3. What dollar amount is a retailer obligated to pay for traditional and video lottery wins? (hint: they are different amounts)

1. Powerball, Megabucks, Mega Millions, Raffle
2. True
3. $600 for traditional product and $1,250 for Video Lottery


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