Discharge of Lottery from Liability
(1)General: The State of Oregon, its agents, officers, employees and representatives, the Lottery, its Director, agents, officers, employees, and representatives are discharged of all liability upon payment of a prize or any one installment thereof to the holder of any winning Lottery ticket or share or in accordance with the information set forth on any winning Lottery ticket or share, any claim form, including but not limited to a winner claim form, request to divide prize form, beneficiary designation form, and relinquishment of ownership interest form, supplied by the Lottery.
(2)Finality of Decision: The Director’s decision regarding payment or awarding of a prize is final and binding. In the event a question arises relative to any winning Lottery ticket or share, any claim form, the payment, or the awarding of any prize, the Lottery may deposit the prize winnings into an interest bearing escrow fund until it resolves the controversy, or it may petition a court of competent jurisdiction for instructions and a resolution of the controversy. All interest that may accrue while the prize winnings are on deposit in an interest bearing fund is and remains the property of the Lottery.
(3)Sole Remedy: In the event a dispute occurs between the Lottery and a player as to the amount of a prize, whether a Lottery ticket or share is a winner, whether it is valid, or whether it was purchased in error, the Director shall provide the player with one unplayed replacement Lottery ticket or share from any current Lottery game, and also in the Director’s discretion, may provide up to one hundred new Lottery tickets or shares from any current game. This is the player’s sole and exclusive remedy.
Rule 177-046-0160 — Discharge of Lottery from Liability,