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Oklahoma Lottery to add Hot Lotto, TV show

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The Oklahoma Lottery plans to start a television game show and offer an additional multi-state game in hopes of improving lower-than-expected revenues.

The new television game show would be filmed in Oklahoma City and begin airing in October. Next year, Oklahoma would join ten other states in offering the Hot Lotto game, which features a minimum jackpot of $1 million.

Lottery Commission Executive Director Jim Scroggins says he hopes the additions will help generate excitement for the lottery, which is expected to fall far short of its revenue projections this year.

Scroggins says lottery revenues have been hampered by competition from tribal casinos and horse racing tracks, the need for additional gaming options and illegal gambling.

AP

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Posted: June 27, 2007, 12:12 pm - IP Logged

In my opinion the casinos payout more.  The odds for scratchoffs stink.  They need to market their products better and try and compete with the casinos as much as possible.

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

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    Posted: June 27, 2007, 10:42 pm - IP Logged

    There is no doubt the tribal casinos have grown considerably during the last two or three years. While there are still a lot of smaller casinos, several tribes have opened some large ones with live entertainment, liquor, hotel, etc.  The lottery has to remain competitive, and the addition of a televised game show and the Hot Lotto are welcome steps. 

    One thing that has hurt the Oklahoma Lottery in recent months is the lack of televised drawings in the eastern part of the state, the Tulsa region. Tulsa's WB station used to broadcast the Pick 3, Cash 5 and Powerball drawings, but since the WB and UPN folded the lottery drawings have not been seen in the Tulsa area. The drawings are still aired in Oklahoma City.

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      Posted: June 28, 2007, 9:06 am - IP Logged

      hot lotto is computerized.bad move....

      be careful in oklahoma.you're liable to wake up with computerized drawings one day.if the guy who ran missouri is now running oklahoma then you really better watch out.

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        Posted: June 29, 2007, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

        In my opinion, the State needs to make the lottery player friendly, instead of making it State friendly. And NO, it will not help with " Hot Lotto " being computerized... 

                                                     

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          Posted: June 30, 2007, 12:31 am - IP Logged

          I did not realize the Hot Lotto drawings were computerized. I assumed they were drawn the same way as Powerball, and am disappointed to learn otherwise.

          The good news is that a Muldrow, Oklahoma couple just won the June 27, 2007 Powerball Jackpot from a ticket purchased in Roland. Muldrow and Roland are small towns near the state's eastern border.