Lottery News

Protecting Addiction Program Funds

There has been a lot of talk about addiction over the years to some of Oregon’s most valuable revenue sources. People want more or better government services, but no one wants to pay additional taxes. So the government taxes alcohol, tobacco products and gaming to make up for decreased property taxes and increased inflationary costs.

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New Oregon Lottery Director: Jack Roberts

Jack Roberts is now serving as the Director of the Oregon Lottery. Appointed by Governor John Kitzhaber and confirmed by the Oregon Senate, his first day in the new position was December 2, 2013. Jack says that he was intrigued by challenges and opportunities that come with the agency’s unique function in state government.

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Lottery Assessment Helps ORLA Help Your Business

ORLA members that are lottery retailers are charged a lottery assessment along with their dues to help fund ORLA’s government affairs department defend of the Oregon Lottery.

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Video Lottery Sales Analysis

Video Lottery sales in Oregon remained relatively flat during the 2012-2013 fiscal years, which ended on June 30, 2013. The dollars were slightly higher because this year had the benefit of an extra week.

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Lottery Commissioner Profile: Chris Telfer

The Oregon Lottery is pleased to welcome Chris Telfer as the newest Lottery Commissioner. She was appointed by Governor John Kitzhaber and confirmed by the Oregon Senate for a four-year term that began May 1, 2013.

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