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Schoolchildren's 'Lotto Tree' Removed From Oklahoma Capitol
A Christmas tree decorated with used lottery tickets by elementary school students has been removed from Oklahoma's Capitol after complaints by a lawmaker.Each Christmas, Gov. Brad Henry asks Oklahoma schools to decorate a tree. That tree is put on display in the Capitol, and the governor picks one as his favorite.Westwood Elementary's tree came dressed for the season, complete with snowmen, stars and Santa Claus. But it didn't deliver Christmas joy to everyone, reported KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City ...
Dec 7, 2005, 9:09 am - Lottery News forum

Some Oklahomans baffled by new Pick 3 lottery game
A manager of a local convenience store shared his insight on the start-up of the state lottery's scratch-off games versus the Pick 3 game which started earlier this month: People can't figure the Pick 3 out, he said.The state has apparently figured that out. Scratch-offs are no-brainers but the Pick 3 requires you to either choose three numbers or let the computer pick them for you.The Oklahoma Lottery Commission is hoping to remedy that problem with some paid advertising messages with a common ...
Nov 28, 2005, 1:39 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery shipments confusing to Oklahoma retailer
For a guy prohibited from participating in the Oklahoma lottery, Nels Bentson sure has a bunch of tickets that say otherwise.The shipments keep coming, along with calls from lottery representatives asking how his sales are going.Confused? So is Bentson.Bentson owns 11 Cashland payday loan stores throughout Oklahoma.He spent $1,045 last summer on application fees to become a lottery retailer and says he invested an extra $3,400 to send employees to the mandatory training sessions.On Oct. 11, the ...
Nov 28, 2005, 6:54 am - Lottery News forum

Oklahama Lottery's Pick 3 game takes off
After four weeks of scratch-offs, the Oklahoma Lottery has diversified on schedule.In a Tuesday meeting, the lottery's commission approved the sale of online tickets. The system started up on Thursday around 5 a.m.The state's first online game, Pick 3, offers a crack at $500 each day including Sunday.Odds are players statewide will recoup 50 percent of what they spend on Pick 3 tickets. Prizes are set and there is no swelling jackpot, as Oklahoma will see with Powerball's expected January arri ...
Nov 11, 2005, 7:42 am - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma lottery Pick 3 begins Thursday
The Oklahoma Lottery Commission on Tuesday gave formal approval to start an online lottery game on Thursday.The game, Pick 3, involves three winning numbers that will be drawn nightly. The drawing will be televised on WB station Channel 19 in Tulsa. With Pick 3, there will be days when we will pay out more than we sell and some days when we have more sales than prizes, Jim Scroggins, executive director of the Oklahoma Lottery Commission, said.Players who match the three numbers could win up t ...
Nov 9, 2005, 6:43 am - Lottery News forum

Thieves uncover hole in Okla. lottery planning
A flaw in security allowed thieves to steal lottery tickets from an Oklahoma store and redeem them before lottery officials could deactivate the ticket identification codes.The Oklahoma Lottery Commission says it will soon hire security people working beyond the regular hours of the commission office to prevent stolen lottery tickets from being cashed.Last Tuesday thieves robbed a Norman convenience store of its supply of tickets about 5 a.m.. The store owner said she tried to call the commiss ...
Nov 1, 2005, 11:54 am - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma lottery lines linger
Oklahoma University students and Norman residents continued to raid local convenience stores for lottery tickets Thursday; some even came home with extra cash.Aaron Rooney, zoology-biomedical sciences senior, said he won $50 after purchasing a lottery ticket. It was such a good feeling when the machine told me I had won, Rooney said. I plan on only buying one ticket per week, but we will see how that goes. Campus Market, 1313 Jenkins Ave., had lines throughout the store as people waited to pur ...
Oct 14, 2005, 9:03 am - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma lottery hopefuls waited in the dark for stores to open
Gas station attendants in Ardmore say Oklahomans were lining up outside convenience stores in their pajamas.It was all an effort to get lottery tickets when they first went on sale at five this morning.KTEN s Jocelyn Lockwood tells us if the lottery is going to a boom or bust for education.Judging from the lines at the gas station I was at today, I d say it s going to be a boom.But, not as many stores are selling the tickets as the lotto commission would like, and it may mean not as much money w ...
Oct 13, 2005, 11:33 am - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma border residents unable to buy lottery tickets
First day lottery sales exceeded $1.2 millionFive a.m. came and went without the fuss other parts of Oklahoma experienced Wednesday, the first day of the state's new lottery.West Siloam Conoco's sign welcomed crafters, not lottery fans. The store opened without any lines of customers or instant scratch-off tickets. Our understanding is that no one has everything in this part of the state, said store owner Rhonda Favano. The equipment is ready, but Favano and her husband, Frank, are waiting on ...
Oct 13, 2005, 8:52 am - Lottery News forum

First Oklahoma lottery tickets go on sale
Oklahoma will become the 41st state to offer a lottery when 1,200 businesses start selling instant tickets this morning.Online lottery games, such as Pick 3, are planned for November, and the state is scheduled to join the national Powerball game in January.Voters overwhelmingly approved starting a lottery last fall after Gov. Brad Henry promoted the statewide game as a way to raise money for public schools.All the states that surround Oklahoma except Arkansas have a lottery.Education will get 3 ...
Oct 12, 2005, 9:17 am - Lottery News forum