Problem Gamblers Awareness Day

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene woman is spreading the word about gambling addiction across the state. It’s something she does every year around this time. Monday is the 19th time Ronda Hatefi will put on an annual event called Problem Gambler’s Awareness Day. Hateffi is the founder of Oregonians for Gamblers Awareness, a non-profit she … Continue reading »

Oregon Lottery Warns of Scam

SALEM, Ore. — A new scam is circling Oregon centers around what many only dream of–winning the lottery. Someone is calling people, claiming to be a Mega Millions representative. The caller tells the person to go to a local 7-Eleven and buy a $299 Green Dot MoneyPak card in order to release their Mega Millions … Continue reading »

4th of July Raffle Kicks Off

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregonians have the chance to win $1 million. More than 100 locations in Eugene will sell tickets for the 4th of July Raffle. They’re $10 each, and your odds of winning the big prize is the best of any Oregon lottery game. Only 250,000 tickets will be sold. Even if you don’t … Continue reading »

Mega Millions at More than $600 Million

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Mega Millions Jackpot has now soared to more than $600 million for Tuesday night’s drawing. The lottery company says the odds of getting all six numbers correct are about one in 259 million. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, you’re more likely to die from a bee sting, which … Continue reading »

Powerball Jackpot Third Largest Ever

(CNN) — There were no Powerball jackpot winners over the weekend, so the pot has ballooned to a whopping $400 million. That’s the third highest amount ever. Every time it rolls over, the jackpot increases by at least $10 million. The $400 million jackpot is equal to $230.3 million in cash if the winner chooses … Continue reading »

Local Residents Try Luck at Powerball

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Since no one cashed in on the Powerball jackpot Wednesday, people are testing their luck to see if they’ll be the lucky winner of Saturday’s $550 million jackpot. A local Dari Mart saw steady traffic of shoppers picking up those Powerball tickets Thursday. When the store manager arrived at work that morning, … Continue reading »