Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
The time is now 12:10 pm
You last visited November 27, 2014, 11:48 am
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Oklahoma Lottery unveils scratch ticket designs

Oklahoma LotteryOklahoma Lottery: Oklahoma Lottery unveils scratch ticket designs

Oklahoma Pick 3 lottery game to start by November

Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry and state lottery officials unveiled the designs for the first four types of scratch-off lottery tickets that will go on sale in on October 12.

The four instant tickets — "Lucky 7's," "Rush to Cash," "Oklahoma Gusher" and "25,000 Jackpot" — range in price from $1 to $5 and will be available at about 1,200 locations across the state, said Jim Scroggins, director of the Oklahoma Education Lottery.

"When Oklahomans overwhelmingly voted for the lottery last November, they wanted to do something dramatic for education," Henry said. "That opportunity is close at hand."

Prizes on the instant tickets will range from $1 to $25,000. The maximum prize for the $1 ticket, "Lucky 7's," is $777. The two $2 games - "Rush to Cash" and "Oklahoma Gusher" - feature maximum prizes of $5,000. The $5 game — "25,000 Jackpot" — has a top prize of $25,000.

The chances of winning are greater than one in five, Scroggins said. Players will be able to redeem winning tickets up to $600 at any participating retailer.

Depending on the success of the games, four more instant tickets may be unveiled in mid to late November, Scroggins said.

A media campaign reminding Oklahomans of the lottery's start date is expected to begin Tuesday. On Oct. 12, 30-second spots will begin airing on Oklahoma stations, said Beverly Hughes, director of sales and marketing for the Oklahoma Education Lottery.

Scroggins said plans remain on track to offer a "Pick 3" drawing before November 10. In that game, players will select or receive a randomly generated set of three numbers. There will be a drawing of the winning numbers held every night on KOKH Fox/WB. Players who match all three numbers win $500.

Oklahoma's participation in the multistate Powerball is set to begin January 14.

Henry predicted the lottery will generate $65 million during operation in the first fiscal year, which started July 1. It is expected to generate about $150 million annually for education during its first full year of operation, he said.

"Whatever it is, frankly, it's important to remember that's significant new revenue for education."

Oklahomans approved the education lottery in November 2004 with the support of 64 percent of voters.

A companion measure was approved with 68 percent of the vote. It created a constitutional "lockbox" to prevent lawmakers from dipping into lottery revenue to replace existing education dollars, something that has happened in other states.

AP

We'd love to see your comments here!  Register for a FREE membership — it takes just a few moments — and you'll be able to post comments here and on any of our forums. If you're already a member, you can Log In to post a comment.

11 comments. Last comment 9 years ago by CASH Only.
Page 1 of 1

United States
Member #379
June 5, 2002
11296 Posts
Offline
Posted: October 4, 2005, 11:00 am - IP Logged

It appears the logo consists of the state outline and an "L". How about a bigger logo?

The $25,000 top prize seems very low for a $5 game. I guess OK doesn't want to go broke right away.

    Todd's avatar - Cylon 2.gif
    Chief Bottle Washer
    New Jersey
    United States
    Member #1
    May 31, 2000
    21620 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: October 4, 2005, 12:10 pm - IP Logged

    It appears the logo consists of the state outline and an "L". How about a bigger logo?

    The $25,000 top prize seems very low for a $5 game. I guess OK doesn't want to go broke right away.

    I'll be posting the Oklahoma Lottery logo, just like I do all the other state lottery logos, when they release it in displayable form.

     

    Check the State Lottery Report Card
    What grade did your lottery earn?

     

    Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
    Help eliminate computerized drawings!


      United States
      Member #379
      June 5, 2002
      11296 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: October 4, 2005, 12:16 pm - IP Logged

      Both $2 games are themed-"Rush for Cash" apparently recalls the OK land grab when the territory was first settled. If you're a conservative (many in OK are) it might make you think of "Rush" Limbaugh.

        Todd's avatar - Cylon 2.gif
        Chief Bottle Washer
        New Jersey
        United States
        Member #1
        May 31, 2000
        21620 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: October 4, 2005, 12:27 pm - IP Logged

        An interesting tidbit of information, for those interested:

        Oklahoma will be used Missouri's old drawing equipment, which they no longer needed after Missouri changed over to computerized drawings.

        The equipment, which normally costs more than $100,000, was bought for around $10,000.

         

        Check the State Lottery Report Card
        What grade did your lottery earn?

         

        Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
        Help eliminate computerized drawings!


          United States
          Member #379
          June 5, 2002
          11296 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: October 4, 2005, 12:31 pm - IP Logged

          todd:

          Maybe OK will go computerized after a few months, with NC inheriting the draw machines.

            Todd's avatar - Cylon 2.gif
            Chief Bottle Washer
            New Jersey
            United States
            Member #1
            May 31, 2000
            21620 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: October 4, 2005, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

            No, that would be silly.

             

            Check the State Lottery Report Card
            What grade did your lottery earn?

             

            Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
            Help eliminate computerized drawings!

              Tnplayer805's avatar - G 14_v78828750_Small.JPG
              North Dakota
              United States
              Member #13397
              April 5, 2005
              1623 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: October 4, 2005, 1:16 pm - IP Logged

              Those prizes are really low.  With the players from Arkansas plus all the players in OK I would have thought the $5-$50,000 atleast and the $2- $10,000 atleast.  I guess they want to see how well ticket sales are going to be before they start.

              How are you going to win if you don't play?

                eddiebee's avatar - animated sphere.gif
                New Member
                Ardmore, Oklahoma
                United States
                Member #22260
                September 21, 2005
                11 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: October 4, 2005, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

                Cash:

                 Only one $2 ticket(Rush for Cash) is themed for the Oklahoma land rush. The other(Oklahoma Gusher) is referring the oil industry here in Oklahoma.

                Support our TroopsUS Flag

                  Avatar
                  Sparta, NJ
                  United States
                  Member #18331
                  July 9, 2005
                  1977 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: October 4, 2005, 3:38 pm - IP Logged

                  Those prizes are really low.  With the players from Arkansas plus all the players in OK I would have thought the $5-$50,000 atleast and the $2- $10,000 atleast.  I guess they want to see how well ticket sales are going to be before they start.

                  You can't start hiigh and go low if the sales are not there. Then raise the money and get huge promotion for doing so! Opposite of Car Manufacturers, but same concept.

                  Cheers

                  |||::> *'`*:-.,_,.-:*''*:--->>> Chewie  <<<---.*''*:-.,_,.-:*''* <:::|||

                  I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

                    Tnplayer805's avatar - G 14_v78828750_Small.JPG
                    North Dakota
                    United States
                    Member #13397
                    April 5, 2005
                    1623 Posts
                    Offline
                    Posted: October 4, 2005, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

                    TN started very high. 

                    $1 Lucky 7's  $7,000, $1 TN millionaire $1,000 (With 3 million dollar drawings)  $2 TN Treasures $25,000 and $5 $100,000 Jackpot.. 

                    How are you going to win if you don't play?


                      United States
                      Member #379
                      June 5, 2002
                      11296 Posts
                      Offline
                      Posted: October 5, 2005, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

                      eddie:

                      I meant OK Gusher as well. Two of the games are "generic" with the other two having an OK flavor.