Oklahoma Cash 5 lottery game on sale today
Starting today, stores that participate in Oklahoma's lottery games will be selling tickets for a new Pick 5 game.
Lottery commission officials said Oklahoma's Cash 5 tickets go on sale today, September 1, with the first drawing to be held on Tuesday, September 5.
It works similarly to Powerball, officials said, except players only select 5 numbers out of a pool of 36. Tickets cost $1 each and offer buyers a chance to win a grand prize of up to $25,000.
Pleayers can also win $500 for m ...
Sep 1, 2006, 10:57 am - Lottery News forum
Did the Oklahoma Lottery break its promise?
Published by the Muskogee Phoenix
August 17, 2006
The Oklahoma Lottery Commission may not be doing anything different than lotteries in other states in allowing trusts to claim prizes, but we don't want to be like other states.
We want winners identified just as the commission said they would be identified with the minimum name and hometown.
Despite stating on its Web site that winners cannot be anonymous, the commission allowed the June 17, $101.8 million Powerball winners to claim ...
Aug 18, 2006, 10:57 am - Lottery News forum
Oklahoma Lottery sees summer sales drop
Oklahoma Lottery sales have been lower than expected this summer, but Powerball play remained strong, the executive director of the Oklahoma Lottery Commission said Tuesday.
James Scroggins said about 367 businesses abandoned lottery sales, but more businesses were added than dropped off, increasing the number of retailers to 2,222.
He said a slowdown in lottery sales in the summer is typical as people go on vacation and spend money on other recreational activities. He said other states a ...
Aug 16, 2006, 2:36 pm - Lottery News forum
$200,000 Oklahoma Powerball lottery ticket to expire soon
A $200,000 winning Powerball ticket sold on February 25 in Skiatook, Oklahoma, is set to expire August 24th.
Oklahoma Lottery players who purchased a Powerball ticket at Mr. Bass, Inc. located at 4000 W. Rogers in Skiatook, should check their pockets and hiding places, because time is running out.
I'd hate to see this ticket go unclaimed, said Jim Scroggins, executive director of the Oklahoma Lottery. Someone may have misplaced it, or does not even realize they have a winning ticket.
Aug 11, 2006, 6:57 pm - Lottery News forum
Oklahoma Powerball lottery winner claims prize
Two men representing a trust claimed the $101.8 million Powerball jackpot from the Oklahoma Lottery Commission, lottery officials announced Wednesday.
The WJW Investment Trust will receive a lump-sum cash payment of $32.8 million after taxes. The winning ticket was purchased at a Broken Arrow convenience store on June 17. Indiana also sells the tickets.
Trustee Richard Barlow and the trust's attorney, David Walls, presented the winning ticket to the Lottery Commission on Tuesday, said Jay ...
Aug 2, 2006, 12:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Okla. Lottery has generated $65 million for schools
An Oklahoma Lottery official says that more than $65 million dollars has been generated for education since the lottery began in October.
Ticket sales for the state's fiscal year that ended June 30th totaled $207.29 million. Lottery executive director Jim Scroggins says more than $65 million of that amount will be deposited into the Oklahoma Education Lottery Trust Fund.
He says that in the lottery's first 262 days of sales, it effectively raised $248,091 per day for education.
Jul 18, 2006, 10:09 am - Lottery News forum
Oklahoma lottery winner remains silent
Let's say you opened your Tulsa World to Page 3, checked your Powerball numbers in the top right-hand corner same as you do every Thursday and Sunday and found you had a perfect, exact match.
Let's say that made the ticket worth $101.8 million.
Would you run screaming down the street?
Call everybody you know and maybe everybody in the phone book?
For the holder of a winning Powerball ticket sold in Broken Arrow about three weeks ago, the answer to at least two of ...
Jul 4, 2006, 7:48 am - Lottery News forum
Oklahoma lottery winners not in a hurry to claim prizes
Oklahoma retailers have sold winning lottery tickets totaling nearly $110 million, but ten winners have yet to claim more than $102 million in prizes.
News on 6 anchor Tami Marler explains why they might be waiting to come forward.
You're 33 times more likely to be killed by a bolt of lightening than win a Powerball jackpot, but just five months into Oklahoma's participation in the 31-state lottery, a Broken Arrow Quik Trip sold a winning ticket worth $101.8-million.
It's not Oklahom ...
Jun 29, 2006, 12:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Winning Powerball lottery ticket sold in Oklahoma
Oklahoma has its first Powerball jackpot winner since it joined the multistate lottery game earlier this year.
No one came forward Sunday to claim the $101.8 million jackpot.
The winning numbers drawn Saturday were 10, 20, 22, 39, 48 and the Powerball was 25.
Oklahoma Lottery executive director Jim Scroggins urged players to check their numbers closely and contact his office.
There are significant considerations with a prize of this amount and the lottery would like to offer any ass ...
Jun 19, 2006, 3:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Oklahoma Lottery announces new Pick 5-style game
Oklahoma lottery officials announced a new game will start that's similar to Powerball , although the game appears to have much more in common with Pick 5-style games.
The game requires players to match five numbered balls and those that do will win $35,211, or $25,000 after taxes.
Lottery officials are hoping the new game will prevent a drop-off in sales after the first full year of the lottery.
The Lottery Commission is estimating sales and other earnings will bring in more than $400 ...
May 18, 2006, 8:00 am - Lottery News forum