The Oregon MegaBucks lottery offers some of the most attractive jackpots and winning odds amongst US state lottery draws. These features make the Pacific Northwest lottery a frequent favourite on theLotter's theSmart category which presents lotteries with the best cost-benefit ratio.
Oregon MegaBucks Lotto History
The Oregon Megabucks lottery was introduced in 1985 by the state of Oregon as part of efforts to continue funding for a wide variety of government organizations, including state businesses and projects such as local restaurants, schools, and even breweries. The highest Oregon Megabucks jackpot won was a $30 million prize in November, 2004.
Oregon MegaBucks Lotto Rules
Players select six numbers from a guess range of 1-48 and can opt to fill in a 6 or 10 line entry form. An additional play option unique to the Oregon-Megabucks, the Kicker (a multiplier that is randomly selected at the time of the draw and not by the player), multiplies non-jackpot prizes by four times.
When playing the lottery online, players can choose numbers manually (Natural Selection), have the numbers randomly selected by the system (Quick Pick), or draw the number selection from saved numbers in their theLotter.com account (My Numbers). Ensure to never miss a draw and receive significant discounts with a Multi-Draw or Subscription exclusively for lottery players at theLotter.com.
Ticket sales closes approximately three hours prior to draws which take place every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 19:29 (PST). Oregon Megabucks results are available at theLotter.com on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 GMT.
Winning the Oregon MegaBucks Lotto
To win the Oregon MegaBucks’ jackpot, a player must select 6 correct numbers out of the guess range of 1-48. The Oregon Megabucks game offers four prize categories, and the grand prize increases by $200,000 each time there is a rollover.
Jackpot winners may opt to be paid in one lump sum (a jackpot winner’s choice to receive all winnings at once which may be less than the annuitized payment) or receive annuitized payments (any structured fixed jackpot payments that are given over a specified period of time) and have 180 days to claim their prize.
For prizes over $5,000, the lottery is required to withhold 25% for federal taxes and 8% for state income taxes.
The Oregon MegaBucks is often featured in theSmart category due to the notable winning odds that make 1 out 53 participants a winner. The lottery also offers attractive jackpot winning odds with top prizes that have reached record heights of $30 million.
Oregon MegaBucks Lotto Statistics
The most frequently drawn numbers are currently: 32, 47, 11, 41, 28, 25, 25, and 33.
The least frequently drawn numbers are currently: 24, 44, 7, 19, 22, 36 and 2.
Oregon MegaBucks Lotto Anecdotes
A Lucky Drink - Fort George Brewery is expanding thanks to funding from the Oregon Lottery. This unique brewery serves and creates microbrews and showcases Oregonian bands to promote local artists with help from local lottery funds.