OAR 177-046-0020
Sale of Lottery Tickets and Shares


General: The Director may contract with retailers for the sale of Lottery tickets and shares. Except as provided in section (3) of this rule, only a retailer under contract with the Lottery may sell Lottery tickets or shares. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent a person who lawfully purchases or possesses a Lottery ticket or share from making a gift of such ticket or share to another.


Retailer Sales Locations: Unless authorized by the Lottery, Lottery tickets or shares may only be sold by a Lottery retailer at the location listed in the retailer contract.


Lottery Sales: The Lottery may designate its agents or employees to sell Lottery tickets or shares directly to the public, either in person at Lottery Headquarters, digitally through a mobile app or site, at a Lottery kiosk, other locations designated by the Director for the sale of Lottery tickets and shares, or sales by the Lottery through electronic means. For purposes of Lottery’s traditional lottery game rules, reference to a “retailer,” “Lottery retailer,” or “Lottery On-line retailer” includes Lottery sales unless the context or a specially applicable provision indicates otherwise.


Future Drawings: A player may purchase a ticket or tickets for future consecutive drawings to the extent permitted by the Lottery for each Lottery game. The player must specify at the time of purchase that the ticket or tickets include future consecutive drawings.


Sales Are Final: Unless otherwise provided in OAR chapter 177, the sale of all Lottery tickets and shares is final. A player may not return a Lottery ticket or share for a refund of the purchase price or exchange unless the specific game rules provide otherwise. The Lottery is not liable for Lottery tickets or shares that are purchased in error.
(6) Distribution: The Director is authorized to arrange for the direct distribution of Lottery equipment, ticket stock, and supplies shipped directly from the manufacturer or supplier to an authorized retailer.

Source: Rule 177-046-0020 — Sale of Lottery Tickets and Shares, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=177-046-0020.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 177-046-0020’s source at or​.us