No matter how you dice it, the statement misleads
Says 97 cents of every dollar played "represents over $500 million dollars that is returned to Oregonians every year to help support job creation, schools, state parks and watersheds."
— PolitiFact Oregon
Certainly, it helped, but other factors helped, too
"However, it took $19.5 million in Oregon Lottery funds for the Port of Newport to eventually land the new NOAA Marine Operations Center-Pacific."
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