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The Oregon Department of Education, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery, is pleased to celebrate Wy‘east Middle School’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) teacher, Patrick Getchis, as a 2021 Teacher of the Year Runner-up, and award both Patrick and his school with a $2,000 cash prize.

“This year, due to distance learning and the transformation that happened in education, he is teaching math and science and the more traditional subjects, and even what he’s doing there is extraordinary,” said Sarah Braman-Smith, principal of Wy‘east Middle School. “To step outside of the demanding world he was in and to quickly shift to this and be a support for his colleagues just speaks to how he truly is a Teacher of the Year. And it’s not just this year, it extends to the moment I met him.”

Getchis has been teaching at Wy‘east Middle School for 5 of his 15 total years in education and founded the Wy‘east Middle School Robotics program by writing grants and coordinating with mentors and coaches. Since then, Wy‘east has won three state robotics championships. Getchis also co-led additional STEM projects which have included a biodiesel reactor and solar cell phone chargers.

In the runner-up celebration, Getchis noted the importance of having spaces and outlets like the Wy‘east Middle School Robotics program to allow students to have access to hands-on learning. “I’d love to see more support for Makerspaces in schools throughout this state. 11-13 year old kids are the right target. They are either going to engage or not. It’s a pretty decent platform to structure a window in their day where they can get their wiggles out and also tinker with engineering.”

The pivotal role of teachers – and Getchis’ approach — has become especially evident in these last several months as schools have transitioned to distance learning in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Teachers have stepped up in countless, innovative ways to ensure students are safe, healthy and engaged to reach their full potential, making this a fitting opportunity to recognize the excellence of teachers throughout the state.

Anyone can nominate a teacher! If you know an outstanding educator nominate them today at OregonTeacheroftheYear.org.

The Oregon Department of Education, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery, is pleased to celebrate Aiken Elementary Kindergarten teacher Mayra Pelayo as a 2021 Teacher of the Year Runner-up, and award both Mayra and her school with a $2,000 cash prize!

“She is a firecracker,” said Tobey Huddleston, principal of Aiken Elementary. “That’s one thing I appreciate about Mayra – her passion for kids. She believes in all of them. It’s not if they’ll do it, but when they’ll do it … She’s determined.”

Pelayo has been teaching at Aiken Elementary for 17 years and also received the Ontario School District Teacher of the Year Award in 2018. In May, Pelayo received recognition as Malheur’s 2021 Regional Teacher of the Year, taking home a $500 cash prize.

The committee who selects Oregon Teacher of the Year recipients said it is Pelayo’s passion and dedication that makes her an excellent connector with her students and sets her apart.

In her application, Pelayo said that making sure students feel important and have the support of adults is key for any successful teacher.

“We need to start every day by letting them know how important they are to us adults, and that we are with them at all times, supporting them not only academically, but in everything they need,” Pelayo wrote. “It is important for us to be more intentional with our teaching and start teaching more emotional-social learning with cultural acceptance and respect for different ethnic and language backgrounds.”

The pivotal role of teachers – and Pelayo’s approach — has become especially evident in these last several months as schools have transitioned to distance learning in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Teachers have stepped up in countless, innovative ways to ensure students are safe, healthy and engaged to reach their full potential, making this a fitting opportunity to recognize the excellence of teachers throughout the state.

Anyone can nominate a teacher! If you know an outstanding educator nominate them today at OregonTeacheroftheYear.org.

The Oregon Department of Education, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery, is pleased to celebrate Madison High School teacher James Jeffrey-West as a 2021 Teacher of the Year Runner-up, and award both James and his school with a $2,000 cash prize!

“We are extremely fortunate to have you,” said Adam Skyles, principal of Madison High School to Jeffrey-West in the runner-up celebration. “Your impact on our school has gone well beyond just your classroom… You are extremely deserving of this honor.”

Jeffrey-West has been teaching advanced placement psychology, ethnic studies, U.S. history, modern world history, sheltered modern world history and speech and debate at Madison High School for 7 of his 22 total years of teaching. In May, Jeffrey-West received recognition as Multnomah’s 2021 Regional Teacher of the Year, taking home a $500 cash prize.

One student shared, “I really enjoy how he teaches. I feel so connected. Sometimes you don’t have that bond with your teacher. When I need to ask him something, he can give me advice. He has this joyful spirit that makes you, you know, want to listen to him.”

In his application, Jeffrey-West noted he strives to provide students a safe place to discuss world events, see themselves in the curriculum and have the support of adults.

“The heart of our [class] journey involves developing strong relationships that I can then leverage towards rigor, while tracking student learning closely and providing a huge array of scaffolds and supports,” Jeffrey-West wrote. “They also know that I am a good listener and can be a part of their journey towards accessing resources.”

The pivotal role of teachers – and Jeffrey-West’s approach — has become especially evident in these last several months as schools have transitioned to distance learning in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Teachers have stepped up in countless, innovative ways to ensure students are safe, healthy and engaged to reach their full potential, making this a fitting opportunity to recognize the excellence of teachers throughout the state.

Anyone can nominate a teacher! If you know an outstanding educator nominate them today at OregonTeacheroftheYear.org.

Oct. 28, 2020 – Salem, Ore. The Oregon Lottery has just finished installation of new self-serve terminals in 34 Walmart Supercenters across Oregon.

Walmart locations across the country have been selling lottery tickets since 2011. This marks the first time Oregon Lottery tickets will be available in Oregon Walmart Supercenters. The Oregon Lottery projects annual gross sales at over $10 million from ticket sales at the participating Walmart locations.

“Just in time for holiday shopping, Lottery customers now have 34 convenient new places to buy Lottery games with our newest retail partner, Walmart,” said Lottery Products Portfolio Manager Tina Erickson. “For the first time, Walmart Supercenter shoppers all over the state can get everything from Scratch-its to Oregon’s Game Megabucks, safely and quickly at these new self-serve Lottery vending machines.”

The new terminal offers Walmart customers 20 different Scratch-it games as well as the ability to buy tickets for Powerball, Mega Millions, Oregon’s Game Megabucks, Keno and other Oregon Lottery draw games.

Oregon lottery wilsonville The Oregon Department of Education, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery, is pleased to celebrate Wy‘east Middle School’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art

When You Win

If you won, Congratulations! But now what? Where do you claim your prize? Do you owe taxes? What are your payment options? Read below for all the answers. But before you do, sign the back of your winning ticket and take a deep breath. It feels good to win. In most cases, you have up to a year to claim your prize—plenty of time to get all the answers you need. So celebrate!

NOTICE: Salem and Wilsonville lottery offices are currently closed to the public.

Although you can’t visit us in person, the Lottery’s payment center is staffed and operating. We are currently fulfilling most prizes by mail-in claims. Read below for more information on how to claim and learn about exceptions to the mail-in requirement.

Claiming Prizes by Mail

Our Salem and Wilsonville offices are closed to the public, but we’re still hard at work fulfilling mail-in claims by the hundreds each week!

If you won up to $50,000!
If you’re a winner of up to $50,000, be sure to sign the back of your ticket. Complete the Winner Claim Form – English, Spanish, and mail it in with your signed, original winning ticket to the Lottery office in Salem (mail-in claims are not processed at the Wilsonville payment center). Be sure to keep a copy for your own records. We recommend sending your ticket by registered mail.

Mail to:
Oregon Lottery
PO Box 14515
Salem, OR 97309

Note: Because we need your physical winning ticket, we are unable to accept claims by fax or email.

When will I get my prize?

The simple answer is as soon as possible!

But with mailing, processing time, and staffing levels that are sometimes impacted by this year’s unique challenges, pinning down an exact timeline is difficult. We’ve outlined the process below to give you a better idea of what to expect.

Be assured that, just like you, we want to get your prize processed quickly. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Prize Claim Timeline

WIN! The first step might just be the hardest. But if you’re here to claim a prize, you already did it. Congratulations!

SEND Unless your win qualifies as an exception to the main-in process (see above), sign your ticket and mail it to us with your claim form – ideally by registered mail.

PROCESSING Once we get your claim, we’ll start the process of issuing your Elan Prepaid Card or check. Processing time depends on how many prize claims we’ve received and staffing levels. Although we work as quickly as we can, please allow up to three weeks for this step.

RETURN MAIL Yay! Your prepaid card or check is on its way. Once it’s in your hands, you’re on your own for the final step – deciding what to do with your win. Congrats!

How to Claim Your Prize

Jackpot Prizes

Prize

Up to $600

Prizes up to $600 may be claimed at any Lottery retailer. Staying home? Prizes up to $50,000 should be claimed by mail. See details in “Claiming prizes by mail” to get more info and download the Winner Claim Form.

Prize

$601-$49,999

For now, prizes up to $50,000 should be claimed by mail. See details in “Claiming prizes by mail” to get more info and download the Winner Claim Form.

Prize

$50,000+

If you’re lucky enough to have a big win over $50,000, you’ll need to make an appointment to come to the Oregon Lottery office in Salem. Call 503-540-1000 for assistance.

Most prizes can be claimed by mail

Scratch It Prizes

Prize

Up to $600

Prizes up to $600 may be claimed at any Lottery retailer. Staying home? Prizes up to $50,000 should be claimed by mail. See details in “Claiming prizes by mail” to get more info and download the Winner Claim Form.

Prize

$601-$49,999

For now, prizes up to $50,000 should be claimed by mail. See details in “Claiming prizes by mail” to get more info and download the Winner Claim Form.

Prize

$50,000+

If you’re lucky enough to have a big win over $50,000, you’ll need to make an appointment to come to the Oregon Lottery office in Salem. Call 503-540-1000 for assistance.

Most prizes can be claimed by mail

Video Lottery Prizes

Prize

Up to $1,250

Video Lottery prizes of up to $1,250 may be claimed at the retailer where the prize was won (within 28 days of the date the ticket was issued).

Video Lottery prizes of any amount can also be claimed by mail at any time (you have one year to claim by mail). See details in “Claiming prizes by mail” to get more info and download the Winner Claim Form.

Prize

Prizes over $1,250 may be claimed by mail up to a year after winning. See details in “Claiming prizes by mail” to get more info and download the Winner Claim Form.

Most prizes can be claimed by mail

Mail-in Claim Exceptions

Currently, most winners must claim their prizes by mail, but there are a couple of exceptions.

  • Scratch-it, Keno, and jackpot drawing winners of up to $600 can be claimed at any Oregon Lottery retailer (or claimed by mail at the Lottery)
  • Video Lottery winners of up to $1,250 can be claimed at the Lottery retail location when the prize was won (or claimed by mail at the Lottery)
  • If you win on Oregon Lottery Scoreboard, our sports betting app, your prizes and taxes are managed through the Scoreboard app.
  • If you won $50,000 or more on any game (except Scoreboard), you’ll need to come to the Lottery’s Salem office in person to claim your prize. Sign the back of your winning ticket and call 503-540-1000 to make an appointment.

In most cases, you have up to a year to claim your prize. Some winners may opt to postpone their claim as our open hours may change over time. If you choose to delay claiming your prize, it’s especially important to sign your ticket and keep it in a safe place.

Prize Payments by Oregon Lottery Elan Prepaid Card

Mailed-in prize claims of up to $20,000 will be fulfilled with an easy to use Oregon Lottery Elan Prepaid Card (larger prizes will be issued by check).

  • You will have instant access to your winnings. Use your prepaid card anywhere VisaВ® debit and credit cards are accepted.
  • Want cash? Oregon Lottery Elan Prepaid Cards may be used at almost any ATM across the state. To avoid transaction fees, visit your nearest MoneyPass ATM.
  • Video Lottery prizes up to $1,250 can still be claimed at the Lottery retail location where the prize was won. All other Oregon Lottery prizes up to $600 can be claimed at any Oregon Lottery retailer.

Tax and Payout Information

State Tax

The Oregon Lottery automatically withholds an 8% state tax on all prizes of $1,500 or more. This follows state law effective January 1, 2018.

Federal Tax

Non-Video Lottery prizes over $5,000 will have both the 8% state and 24% federal taxes withheld.

For Video Lottery prizes, only the 8% state tax withheld.

W2G

At the time you get your prize, the Lottery will provide you with your W2G.

Residency

If a winner is a non-resident alien, the Lottery is required to withhold 30% federal withholding tax from all prize payments. For prizes of $1,500 and more, Oregon state tax withholding is 8%.

Jackpot Games Payout Options

Cash or Annuity?

You’ve won an Oregon Lottery jackpot! Yay. Did you know you have a couple of options on how to take your prize winnings?

If you win a jackpot playing Powerball, Mega Millions or Oregon’s Game Megabucks, you have two options – choose between a one-time cash payment or you can receive 30 annual installments. You’ll need to choose one when you come to the Lottery office to claim your prize.

Not sure what to do?! You have the option of validating your winning ticket at the Lottery office and then take some time – not too much time – to consider how to take your prize. You’ll need to make your choice within 60 days of the date you brought your winning ticket to the Lottery to be validated.

I’ll Take the Lump Sum, Please!

If you choose the one-time cash payment, you will receive one-half of the advertised prize in one lump sum.

I’d Like 30 Years of Prize Payments!

You second option is to choose the 30-year annuity. Winners of a Powerball, Mega Millions or Oregon’s Game Megabucks jackpot prize who choose the 30-year annuity, fill out a beneficiary designation form when you claim your prize. This form designates who will receive the remaining annuity payments if the winner passes away before the 30-year annuity payments have ended.

OREGON LOTTERY DOLLARS DO SO MANY GOOD THINGS

Have you won? Congratulations! Some prizes can be claimed from the retailers; others are paid by the Lottery only. Learn how and where to claim your prize. ]]>