Payment of Prizes
(1)Prizes of $600 or Less: Prizes of $600 or less from winning Draw games may be paid by a retailer or directly by the Lottery as provided in OAR 177-046-0110 (Payment of Prizes).
(2)Prizes Greater than $600: Prizes greater than $600 may not be paid by a Lottery retailer. A player must claim a winning Draw game prize of more than $600 by presenting the ticket to the Lottery as provided in OAR 177-046-0110 (Payment of Prizes).
(3)Payment Method: Upon validation of a winning ticket, the Lottery shall pay the amount due. The amount due shall be calculated according to the rules adopted for the particular Draw game. If the ticket is determined to be a non-winning ticket or invalid, the claim shall be denied and the claimant notified. A non-winning ticket or share will only be returned to the claimant if the claimant provides return postage and a self-addressed envelope or mailing container in which to return the ticket or share.
(a)When a prize payment is authorized by the Director under OAR 177-070-0035 (Validation Requirements)(4), the prize payment shall be validated through the Lottery’s central computer system on the last day of the eligible prize claim period. If the prize claim period expires on a day when the Oregon Lottery Headquarters is not processing claims, such as a weekend, Lottery holiday, furlough closure day, or unforeseen circumstance, the claim period shall be extended until 5:00 p.m. on the next day the Oregon Lottery is processing claims. Following validation, the Lottery shall issue the prize payment in the usual course of Lottery business.
(b)Prize payments made under this subsection shall be restricted to the prize amount under the prize structure for the Draw game in which the ticket was purchased.
Rule 177-070-0025 — Payment of Prizes,