Top Lottery Questions
Have questions about the Lottery? Check below for your answers.
 How old do you have to be to play the Oregon State Lottery?
You must be at least 18 years old in order to play Oregon State Lottery.
 
 Wondering how much you won?
Listed below are direct links to the Prize Payout tables for each game:

Powerball with Power Play
Mega Millions
Megabucks
Win for Life
Lucky Lines
Pick 4
 
 How long do I have until I must claim a prize I won?
Scratch-it games must be claimed within one year after the official end of the game. Raffle prizes must be claimed within on a year of the winning number announcement. For all online games the prize must be claimed within one year from the date of the drawing in which the prize was won. All unclaimed prizes will go toward the Oregon public education, economic development and natural resource programs.
 
 What taxes are Oregon Lottery winnings subject to?
In the state of Oregon all prizes, regardless of the amount won, are considered as income. Oregon Lottery is required by law to report all prizes over the amount of $600 to the Internal Revenue Service and the Oregon Department of Revenue. Prizes won that are greater than $5,000 will be withheld 25% federal tax and 8% state income tax.

A winner's actual tax liability will depend on their overall financial situation and when they file their taxes. It is possibly for a winner claiming a Oregon Lottery prize could owe more or less than the actual amount withheld.
 
 Do I have the option of staying anonymous if I win a big prize?
Although some people may want to keep their identities and winnings a secret, some information about a lottery winner is public information. The name of the winner, amount of the prize, name of the game play and city in which the winning ticket was purchased is all public knowledge and Oregon citizens have a right to know lottery prizes are actually being given to real people.
 
 When do I choose the Cash Option or Annuity Option for Megabucks or Powerball Jackpots
When you go to the Lottery headquarters to claim your Megabucks or Powerball jackpot prize you may choose to have your prize as one lump sum or in 25 annual installments for Megabucks or 30 annual installments for Powerball.
 

 
 

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