Offenses Against General Welfare and Animals

ORS 167.158
Lottery prizes forfeited to county

  • exception
  • action by county to recover


Except for bingo or lotto operated by a charitable, fraternal or religious organization, all sums of money and every other valuable thing drawn as a prize in any lottery or pretended lottery, by any person within this state, are forfeited to the use of the county in which it is found, and may be sued for and recovered by a civil action.


Nothing contained in ORS 105.550 (Definitions for ORS 105.550 to 105.600) to 105.600 (ORS 105.550 to 105.600 not to limit authority of cities or counties to further restrict activities) shall interfere with the duty of officers to take possession of property as provided by subsection (1) of this section. [1971 c.743 §271; 1977 c.850 §3; 1989 c.846 §14]
§§ 167.117 to 167.162

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Construing provisions against promotion of social gambling, (1971) Vol 35, p 1004

Chapter 167

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Exemption of nuisance laws from constitutional requirement for payments based on government regulations restricting use of property, (2001) Vol 49, p 284

Law Review Citations

51 OLR 427-637 (1972)


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