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Oklahoma Gov. To Reveal Design Of Lottery Tickets

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Oklahomans will soon get a sneak peek at the state's first lottery ticket.

Governor Brad Henry and Jim Scroggins, executive director of the Oklahoma Lottery, will unveil poster-size facsimiles of the first scratch-off tickets on Monday.

Henry says Oklahomans are excited about kicking off the lottery and raising money for education.

Meanwhile, members of the Oklahoma Lottery Commission say they're breathing easier now that it's almost certain instant lottery tickets will go on sale as scheduled on October 12th.

They commented after delaying action on adopting emergency rules for operating the lottery. Chairman James Orbison of Tulsa says the commission will vote on the rules on October 5th.

AP

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Posted: September 29, 2005, 8:52 am - IP Logged

Henry says Oklahomans are excited about kicking off the lottery and raising money for education.

I'm betting they're a lot more excited about buying tickets and hoping to win prizes than they are about 'raising money for education'.  That would be a nice referendum sometime.  A binding vote by the population allowing them to choose whether they'd prefer to have that 'education' money go back into the prizes, or go to education.

There's a lot of assuming that goes on about the issue, a lot of posturing.  But it would be nice if direct referendae were used a lot more frequently in this democracy, letting the actual citizens decide what they'd prefer.  On all manner of things, including this one.

Jack

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    Posted: September 29, 2005, 9:45 am - IP Logged

    I hope we'll also find out what the OK lottery logo looks like.

    BTW, my longtime friend in Jenks works at Reasor's grocery. She's hinting the store will be selling tickets, although the boss was tight-lipped about the lottery.