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Oregon Lottery introduces state park themed tickets with a $50,000 prize

Salem, Oregon – The Oregon Lottery has launched a captivating new scratch-off game that celebrates the state’s majestic parks.

The newly introduced Oregon State Park themed Scratch-it tickets are now available for $5 at Oregon Lottery retailers across the state. Each ticket showcases three nostalgic park landscapes and fishing scenes. These tickets come with a top prize of $50,000, promising substantial rewards for some lucky outdoor enthusiasts.

These scratch-offs do more than just provide entertainment and potential windfalls. Since 1999, the Oregon Lottery has been a crucial supporter of the state’s park system, contributing more than $1 billion in funds. These contributions are pivotal in maintaining and enhancing the parks, ensuring that natural gems like the Champoeg State Heritage Area can thrive and expand. Currently, Champoeg is seeing the development of additional RV campsites and cabins, enhancing its appeal and accessibility to more visitors.

“Oregon State Parks truly put our state on the map, with some of the most scenic, special places in the country,” remarked Oregon Lottery Director Mike Wells. “We’re proud to support State Parks and their impact in our communities across Oregon.”

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Enhancing Access and Appreciation

The launch of these special tickets coincides with State Parks Day – celebrated on June 1 with free parking for the 25 parks that charge a parking permit and free RV and tent site camping at all Oregon State Parks. State Parks Day has been a tradition since 1998 to thank Oregonians for their support of the state park system over many decades.

Further extending its commitment to accessible recreation, the Oregon Lottery has initiated a new program in partnership with local libraries. This initiative allows residents to check out a State Parks parking permit from libraries in Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties, with plans to expand in the summer. These permits are available both physically and digitally.

“Our collaboration with the Oregon Lottery began in 1999 when Oregonians voted to support Oregon State Parks with lottery proceeds,” explained Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Director Lisa Sumption. “We’ve worked together throughout the years to bring unique recreation opportunities to our visitors and are excited this parking permit program will encourage more people to see our state’s beautiful and historic areas without worrying about parking fees.”

Since its inception on April 25, 1985, the Oregon Lottery has generated over $15.5 billion for vital state initiatives, including economic development, public education, outdoor school programs, state parks, veteran services, and watershed enhancements. For more details on their ongoing projects and impact, visit www.oregonlottery.org.

Orion Hargrove

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