Who doesn’t love to take a chance now and again and dream of a lottery win? A ticket in hand is an affordable thrill that can potentially pay off big, at least for some lucky winner. But there are even better reasons to play Oregon Lottery games. Over half of Oregon Lottery proceeds go to support Oregon’s public schools. That dollar or two you put in fate’s hands serves a great purpose—helping local teachers and students achieve their very best.
A Commitment to Education
Oregonians have demonstrated time and again their commitment to the educational well-being of Oregon’s students. That’s why in 1995, voters passed a constitutional amendment that requires a portion of Oregon Lottery proceeds go to public education, benefitting students from kindergarten through college. Because of Lottery funding, schools across the state have more resources to pay for much-needed textbooks, computers, classroom equipment and education-related services.
Oregon's Teacher of the Year
As part of its support for public education, the Oregon Lottery also sponsors Oregon’s Teacher of the Year program. This year’s recipient, Nicole Butler-Hooton, is an inspiring second-grade teacher at Irving Elementary School in Eugene. Her win comes with a $5,000 award for her and a matching $5,000 for Irving Elementary. The title will give Nicole the opportunity to share her passion, equity-driven and inclusive teaching practices, on a state and national level. As the first Native American to win the Oregon Teacher of the Year title, Nicole’s win is inspiring to students and the community alike!
Do good things, with the Oregon Lottery!
Learn more about how your lottery dollars help support education in Oregon.