Oregon - Megabucks
The Oregon Lottery Megabucks game is offered in the state of Oregon. The game is played by matching between three and six numbers on the lottery ticket. You can choose any number from 1 to 48 in order to win. Each ticket allows you to pick two sets of numbers, and you can add additional sets as you spend more on the ticket.
Lottery Odds And Statistics
The Oregon Game Megabucks tickets can be provided as a quick pick that chooses the numbers for you, or you can manually fill out the game slip. These slips are available at participating lottery retailers across Oregon. The base ticket price is one dollar, but you can add another dollar to the price in order to quadruple your award winnings. The largest game slip has 26 picks available. Megabucks odds are 1:25.3 overall. The lowest prize amount is a free quick pick ticket, although you also receive four dollars if you added a kicker to the ticket. The jackpot begins at one million, but increases as time goes on and the prize is not claimed. The odds to win the jackpot are 1 in over 6 million.
Lottery Security And Results
The Megabucks lottery is overseen by the Oregon Lottery association. The drawings and equipment are protected by security to ensure that no tampering takes place as the numbers are drawn. Numbers are drawn three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
The Oregon Lottery was founded in 1984 for dual purposes, to provide jobs and fix a problematic state economy. It has paid out over $20 billion dollars since its inception. Megabucks was added to the lottery lineup in 1985. It has the distinction of being the very first Oregon lottery that was computer based, as opposed to the scratchcard games that started off their lottery industry.
Oregon's Megabucks game offers the chance to win several million dollars, with smaller prizes also available. The game is simple, with a six number match for the jackpot and prizes awarded for three, four and five number matches as well. Players pick numbers from 1 to 48.