Oregon Lottery pays big returns for latest fiscal year
Put the Oregon Lottery on the list of things that’ve rebounded from the pandemic.
Officials say the cash prize system provided a return of nearly $909 million to the state for the 2022 fiscal year. That marks both a return to pre-pandemic levels and 81% year-over-year growth.
In that same period, the Oregon Lottery paid out roughly $16 billion to winners. This includes five Oregonians who won over $250,000 dollars, and five who won a million dollars or more.
Beneficiaries of the Oregon Lottery include public schools, state parks, and veteran services.
And 3800 lottery retailers collectively earned $313 million this year.
The Lottery’s financial year runs from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. A final audited report will be posted to the Oregon Lottery’s website.
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