OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 12, 2015) - The Oklahoma Lottery is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by unveiling several new logos. The new main logo depicts Oklahoma’s official state bird, the scissor-tailed flycatcher, soaring across a tri-color profile of the Sooner State. The rebranding also includes new logos for Scratchers, Pick 3 and Cash 5.
The Oklahoma Lottery released its very first set of scratchers on October 12, 2005. Since that day, the Lottery has contributed more than $693 million to Oklahoma education programs throughout the state and that number continues to grow every day.
Executive Director Rollo Redburn said, "It has been an honor to watch this agency grow and become what it is today." He went on to say that, "More than ever our staff is focused on improving games for our Players and always searching for new ways to increase our contributions to Oklahoma education programs."
Contributions to education for the most recent fiscal year totaled more than $60 million, which was $2.8 million more than what was appropriated. Redburn said, "Each year the Lottery strives to not only meet, but exceed expectations. We’re proud of what we have accomplished so far and we have big plans for the years to come."
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $699 million has been contributed to education since November 2005 with funds appropriated by the State Legislature to pay debt service on a higher education capital bond issue; to pay support salaries for public schools and for equipment, scholarships and other purposes at our career and technology education institutions.