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County Lottery Funds

County Lottery Funds


State Lottery reports, funding information, resources, stories and more.

House Bill 3188 (2011) requires that each of the 36 Oregon Counties report expenditure information, including how they spent lottery funds for economic development, as referenced in ORS 461.512

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Where the Money Goes

Lottery dollars fund education, economic growth, state parks, natural habitats, Outdoor School and veteran services. Learn how Lottery dollars support these important programs, as well as Lottery winners, retailers, and employees. Dollars are also allocated to gambling addiction treatment and awareness throughout the state.

Lottery Operations

Funded Programs

From the natural beauty of the Oregon state parks you love to the folks working at your neighborhood store, your Lottery dollars fund what matters most to Oregonians.

Lottery Operations

Lottery Operations

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Independence’s Latinx Business Community

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Harney Basin Wetlands

Balancing Agricultural needs and natural habitats: The same practices that support ranches also improve habitat for important species.


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Lottery Funds Support Economic Growth
When the bill that established the Oregon Lottery was passed in 1984, it was with a single mission— to create a source of revenue to support Oregon’s struggling economy.
Lottery Economic Growth

Lottery Industry
Assisting Oregon’s Industries
Lottery dollars play a vital role helping support thousands of projects across the state and in every one of Oregon’s 36 counties, every single year. They help Oregon continue to thrive, both today and for future generations.

Did you know...

Today, almost 26% of Lottery funds are allocated for job creation and economic growth.

These include manufacturing, high-tech, agriculture, fisheries, solar, medical, tourism, as well as small businesses. 

The funded projects in turn help local communities in the form of employment and business expansion. 

New worker wages then help support other business in the community. These benefits compound over time, extending the value of the projects well beyond the original investments.

Qualifying for Funding - Economic Growth
Your small business might qualify for lottery-backed grants or loans through Business Oregon.

Funding Qualifications