OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – August 31, 2006 – Tomorrow, September 1, the Oklahoma Lottery will give Oklahomans a chance to walk away with up to $25,000 by playing Oklahoma Cash 5.
“The exciting thing about Oklahoma Cash 5 is that the jackpot winners walk away with a check for $25,000,” said Jim Scroggins, Executive Director, Oklahoma Lottery Commission. “The taxes are paid out of the actual Jackpot prize which is $35,211.”
To play Oklahoma Cash 5, players select five numbers 1 through 36. Players will win by matching 2, 3, 4 or 5 numbers. Players who match all five numbers will receive a check for $25,000. Each play is $1 with the option to play up to five times per play slip. Overall odds of winning are 1 in 7.6 with prizes ranging from a free ticket to the $25,000 jackpot.
“Because Oklahoma Cash 5 is exclusive to Oklahoma, there has been a lot of excitement and anticipation for the game’s launch since the Lottery’s inception nearly a year ago,” said Scroggins.
The first Oklahoma Cash 5 drawing will be September 5 and drawings will be twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays and can be seen at 9:10 pm CST on KOKH-TV and KOCB-TV in Oklahoma City and KWBT-TV in Tulsa. Winning numbers can also be found daily in area newspapers as well as online at www.lottery.ok.gov.
For more information, please contact Lisa Fortier, at 405.522.7751, or visit the Oklahoma Lottery’s official website at www.lottery.ok.gov.