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Does the Oregon Lottery app scan Mega Millions tickets?

The Oregon Lottery offers a mobile app that allows players to scan and check tickets for games like Mega Millions, Powerball, Win for Life, Raffle, Kicker, and Pick 4 right from their smartphones. The app allows you to scan both physical tickets and QR codes displayed in your Oregon Lottery account to see if you have won a prize.

How to Scan Tickets on the Oregon Lottery App

Scanning tickets on the Oregon Lottery app is easy. Just follow these steps:

  1. Download the Oregon Lottery app on your iOS or Android device.
  2. Open the app and log into your Oregon Lottery account.
  3. Select “Scan Ticket” from the menu.
  4. Use your phone’s camera to line up the barcode on your ticket within the viewfinder.
  5. The app will automatically scan the barcode and connect to the Oregon Lottery system to retrieve the results.
  6. You will see a message if your ticket is a winner or not a winner along with the prize amount if you have won.

The app can scan any valid Oregon Lottery ticket with a barcode. This includes printed Mega Millions tickets purchased at retail locations as well as Mega Millions tickets you have purchased through the Oregon Lottery website or app.

Benefits of Scanning Tickets on the App

There are several benefits to scanning your Mega Millions and other Oregon Lottery tickets directly in the app:

  • Convenience – You can scan tickets anytime, anywhere without having to go to a retail location.
  • Speed – Get results instantly instead of waiting to watch the drawing on TV.
  • Organization – All of your scanned tickets are stored in the app for record keeping.
  • Verified results – Scanning provides definitive proof of whether you won or not.
  • Prize alerts – The app will alert you if you win a prize so you don’t miss it.

Other Features in the Oregon Lottery App

In addition to scanning tickets, the Oregon Lottery app also allows you to:

  • Buy Mega Millions, Powerball, and other lottery tickets directly through the app.
  • Enter second chance promotional contests and drawings.
  • Find nearby Oregon Lottery retailers.
  • Get draw results and jackpot information.
  • Manage your lottery account and payment info.
  • View past tickets and prize claims.

Mega Millions Game Details

Mega Millions is one of the two huge national jackpot lottery games in the United States. Here are some key details about Mega Millions:

  • Drawings held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. ET.
  • Choose 5 main numbers from 1-70 and 1 Mega Ball number from 1-25.
  • Tickets cost $2 per play.
  • Jackpots start at $40 million and roll over if there’s no winner.
  • Secondary prizes from $1 to $1 million.
  • Overall odds of winning 1 in 24.

Mega Millions tickets purchased in Oregon for the national drawings can be scanned and checked right in the Oregon Lottery app. You can also use the app to buy Mega Millions tickets for a chance to win massive jackpots.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I scan tickets from other states?

No, the Oregon Lottery app only works for tickets purchased in Oregon. For tickets from other states, you would need to use those state lottery apps or websites if available.

What if scanning a ticket says it’s not a winner but I think it is?

The Oregon Lottery app scan is official, but occasional errors are possible. If you believe you have a winning ticket that scanned as non-winning, take the ticket to an Oregon Lottery retail location for validation.

Can I scan tickets for scratch-its and video lottery games?

No, currently only draw game tickets with barcodes can be scanned. Scratch-its, video lottery games, and others will need to be checked manually.

What if my ticket won’t scan?

If your ticket won’t scan in the app, take it to any Oregon Lottery retailer during business hours and they can validate it for you.

Can players from other states use the Oregon Lottery app?

No, you must be an Oregon resident and register an Oregon address to create an Oregon Lottery account and use the app.


The Oregon Lottery offers an easy-to-use mobile app that allows players to conveniently scan and check Mega Millions, Powerball, and other draw game tickets for prizes. Simply download the app, login, and scan the barcode on your ticket to instantly find out if you won.

Key takeaways:

  • Scan printed tickets or QR codes from account.
  • Provides quick results from anywhere.
  • Tracks and stores ticket history.
  • Alerts you if you win a prize.
  • Official way to validate tickets.
  • Only works for Oregon Lottery tickets.
  • Great feature for playing Mega Millions in Oregon.

So download the Oregon Lottery app today and scan away to easily check those Mega Millions tickets! Good luck on winning a giant jackpot.

Mega Millions Winning Statistics

As one of the biggest multi-state lottery games in the US, Mega Millions offers the chance to win huge life-changing jackpots. Here’s a table showing some key statistics about Mega Millions winning odds and prizes:

Prize Level Odds of Winning Prize Amount
Match 5 + Mega Ball 1 in 302,575,350 Jackpot
Match 5 1 in 12,607,306 $1,000,000
Match 4 + Mega Ball 1 in 931,001 $10,000
Match 4 1 in 38,792 $500
Match 3 + Mega Ball 1 in 14,547 $200
Match 3 1 in 606 $10
Match 2 + Mega Ball 1 in 693 $10
Match 1 + Mega Ball 1 in 89 $4
Match Mega Ball 1 in 37 $2

As you can see, matching all 5 main numbers and the Mega Ball offers the biggest prize, but there are 9 ways in total you could win a prize playing Mega Millions. The overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 24.

Biggest Mega Millions Jackpots

Part of the appeal of Mega Millions is the opportunity to win absolutely massive jackpots. Here are the 5 biggest Mega Millions jackpots to date:

Rank Jackpot Date
1 $1.537 billion October 23, 2018
2 $1.050 billion January 22, 2021
3 $656 million March 30, 2012
4 $648 million December 17, 2013
5 $543 million July 24, 2018

As you can see, the top two Mega Millions jackpots were over $1 billion each! Even if you don’t win the full amount, secondary prizes can also be worth millions of dollars on these huge jackpot runs.

Largest Mega Millions Jackpot in Oregon

The largest Mega Millions jackpot won in Oregon was $61 million shared between two winning tickets on March 30, 2007. Both winning tickets were purchased at Fred Meyer stores, one in Wilsonville and one in Woodburn. At the time it was the 8th largest Mega Millions jackpot won to date.

Mega Millions Number Frequency

Analyzing the frequency of numbers drawn in past Mega Millions results can help players see which numbers have been hot or cold recently. Here’s a breakdown of the main numbers 1-70 ranked by frequency over the last 100 Mega Millions drawings:

Number Frequency
14 64 drawings
31 63 drawings
10 62 drawings
4 61 drawings
21 60 drawings
58 59 drawings
59 59 drawings
3 58 drawings
40 58 drawings
23 57 drawings

As shown, the hottest numbers over this period were 14, 31, 10, 4, and 21. Meanwhile, the least frequently seen numbers were 43, 44, 13, 65, and 66.

Mega Ball Number Frequency

Here is the frequency data for the Mega Ball numbers 1-25 over the past 100 drawings:

Number Frequency
22 16 drawings
11 15 drawings
24 14 drawings
4 12 drawings
6 12 drawings
18 11 drawings
3 10 drawings
5 10 drawings
10 10 drawings
13 10 drawings

For the Mega Ball, the hottest numbers were 22, 11, 24, 4, 6, and 18 over this sample. The least common Mega Ball numbers were 2, 20, 21, 23, and 25.

How to Play Mega Millions in Oregon

Playing Mega Millions in Oregon is easy whether you buy tickets online or at authorized retail locations. Here are the steps:

  1. Pick 5 main numbers between 1-70 or use the Quick Pick option for randomly selected numbers.
  2. Pick 1 Mega Ball number between 1-25 or use Quick Pick.
  3. Choose how many draws or weeks you want to play.
  4. Buy your ticket at any Oregon Lottery retailer or via the website or mobile app by 9:59 p.m. PT on draw days.
  5. Match your numbers to the winning numbers drawn at 11 p.m. ET to win prizes.
  6. Scan your ticket on the Oregon Lottery app to check for winners!

It only takes one $2 Mega Millions ticket to win, so be sure to get your entries in before the drawing for a chance at the jackpot or other cash prizes. Good luck!

Unclaimed Mega Millions Prizes in Oregon

While winning a big lottery prize is incredibly exciting, some players end up not claiming the money they’ve won. This results in unclaimed or “forgotten” lottery prizes. Here are some notable unclaimed Mega Millions prizes in Oregon history:

Prize Draw Date Prize Claimed?
$1,000 February 22, 2019 No – Expired July 20, 2021
$10,000 December 31, 2019 No – Expires December 31, 2023
$1 million February 12, 2021 Yes – Claimed in April 2021
$3,000 May 25, 2021 No – Expires May 25, 2023
$10,000 July 16, 2021 No – Expires July 16, 2023

As shown, there are currently two unclaimed Mega Millions prizes in Oregon worth $10,000 each. Players have 2 years from the draw date to claim prizes before they expire. The Oregon Lottery uses TV, social media, and news announcements to help make winners aware of unclaimed prizes but some inevitably go unclaimed. So remember to thoroughly check your tickets!

The Oregon Lottery App

The official Oregon Lottery mobile app provides Oregon lottery players with helpful features for playing Mega Millions and other games right from their smartphones. Key app features include:

  • Scan tickets to check for winners
  • Receive alerts for winning tickets
  • Enter second chance contests
  • Find nearby retailers
  • Check draw results
  • Manage lottery account
  • Buy tickets for Mega Millions, Powerball, etc.
  • Store and organize digital tickets

The Oregon Lottery app is available for free download from the App Store for iOS devices and Google Play for Android users. Using the app allows Oregon lottery players to conveniently manage lottery play right from their phone.

Creating an Oregon Lottery Account

To access all features in the Oregon Lottery app, you need to register for an Oregon Lottery account. Here are the steps to create an account:

  1. Download and open the Oregon Lottery app.
  2. Tap “Sign Up” and enter your email address.
  3. Confirm your email address in the link sent to your inbox.
  4. Return to the app and complete registration by entering personal details like name, date of birth, address, phone number, and last 4 digits of SSN.
  5. Read and accept the terms and conditions.
  6. Tap “Create Account”.

Once your account is created, you can access ticket scanning, prize alerts, ticket purchasing, and all other features using your login details.

Responsible Gambling Resources

While playing the lottery is fun entertainment for most people, a small portion of players may experience problems controlling their gambling. The Oregon Lottery wants lottery games to be enjoyed safely. The app provides links to problem gambling resources including:

  • Setting deposit limits
  • Self-exclusion options
  • Problem gambling hotline
  • Links to Gamblers Anonymous
  • Tips for staying in control

The Oregon Lottery takes responsible play very seriously. If you or someone you know may be struggling with compulsive gambling, use the resources in the app and seek help.


The Oregon Lottery offers a handy mobile app so players can conveniently check Mega Millions tickets, get notified of wins, enter contests, find retailers, view results, manage their account, and buy tickets online. Key features include digital ticket scanning and tracking, prize alerts, responsible gambling resources, and integration with the Oregon Lottery account system. So download the app today to enhance your Mega Millions lottery experience!