On November 6, 1984 Oregon voters approved two ballot measures establishing the Oregon Lottery (The Oregonian, 7 November 1984)
Measure 4, which amends the Oregon Constitution to allow a lottery, and measure 5, which specifies how the lottery would operate, won strong approval.
The lottery measures require profits from the state-operated games to be used for economic development and allow the lottery to start 105 days after the state Senate confirms at least three lottery commisioners and a director.
The first scratch tickets were issued on April 25, 1985.
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