Lottery Funding Could See Changes Coming

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Voters may soon get to decide if millions of dollars of lottery funds should be state controlled.  Securing Our Safety is a group of citizens dedicated to restoring public safety in Josephine County. Members are proposing a measure, to allow 50 percent of state-controlled lottery dollars to be county-controlled instead. The … Continue reading »

Measure Would Use Lottery Money for Jail

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A citizen group wants an item on the November ballot to raise money for Josephine County’s public safety system, but the group admits it has a long way to go. Members of “Securing Our Safety” are gathering signatures for a measure that would change how Oregon Lottery funds are used. If … Continue reading »

Powerball Prices Climb to $400 Million

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — The sixth largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history is up for grabs.  The Powerball Jackpot is now estimated at $400 million. With that money, you could buy two luxury submarines, the Chicago Blackhawks Hockey team, or even 800 million Jack-In-The-Box tacos. On Wednesday, a steady flow of Powerball players came in to … Continue reading »

Bills Aim To Help Gambling Addiction

MEDFORD, Ore. — A few proposed bills in Salem aim to help Oregon residents gamble responsibly when using video lottery machines. Some law makers have noticed the machines that can be found in a local bar or convenient store can draw in customers with gambling problems. A portion of the Oregon lottery revenue go toward … Continue reading »

Wolf Creek Family Wins Lottery

MERLIN, Ore. — A Wolf Creek couple turns dinner into a jackpot. It’s led to a new house, new car, and most importantly, financial security. The Lil’ Pantry in Merlin is known for its deli food, that’s why Riley Gunn came in one day. He left with his dinner and a million-dollar miracle. While buying … Continue reading »

Big Bucks For Lottery Winner

WOLF CREEK, Ore. — A Southern Oregon man lost his job, but hit the jackpot. The Oregon Lottery says Riley Gunn of Wolf Creek won $1 million in this month’s Mega Millions drawing. Gunn was recently laid off from his job and was going back to school. He now plans to buy a house. Gunn … Continue reading »

Wolf Creek Couple Wins Lottery

WOLF CREEK, Ore. — A Wolf Creek couple have almost a million reasons to celebrate this month. The Oregon Lottery presented Riley and Misti Gunn a prize of $670,000, after state and federal taxes were withheld, in a presentation at the Lottery office in Salem on January 7. Riley Gunn purchased an $8 Quick Pick … Continue reading »

Oregon Playing The Odds

MEDFORD, Ore. – Oregonians are heading out, hoping to purchase the winning ticket to half a billion dollar PowerBall jackpot. It’s an all time high for the PowerBall. Across the country people lined up to buy a lottery ticket and Oregon businesses said they saw a spike in sales as people scrambled at a chance … Continue reading »

$80 Million Extra For Oregon Budget

SALEM, Ore. — The State of Oregon found an extra $80 million in their budget. The state economists said they underestimated how much money would come in from taxes. The money, which will be filtered into the general fund and lottery will likely mean there are no immediate budget cuts. Economists also pointed out that … Continue reading »