Oregon Lottery announces layoffs, furloughs, pay cuts

Oregon Lottery Director Barry Pack announced Thursday significant measures the agency is taking in response to the sharp revenue decline sparked by the COVID-19 response.

The reductions help Lottery address two major issues: the immediate reduction in cash flow, and a projected long-term contraction of the retail market.

The reductions total about $7.4 million and impact every Lottery employee in one of the following ways:

  • Permanent layoff/position elimination – 60 positions, or 13% of workforce
  • 30 day or longer furlough – 290 positions, or 61% of workforce
  • Three-month salary reduction – 15% for Executive Team, 10% for remaining staff