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COVINGTON MAN COMPETES FOR SON ON LOTTERY GAME SHOW Covington Man Competes For Son On Lottery Game Show

OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 20, 2008) – Gerald Pope, a resident of Covington, Oklahoma, won $700 in cash on behalf of his son, Ted Pope, as a contestant on the eighteenth episode of The Oklahoma Lottery Game Show, which aired on Feb. 9.  
 
The winning entry ticket was purchased at Miller’s General Store, located at 1 Main St. in Covington.  Ted Pope was unable to make the trip to Oklahoma City, so Gerald played in his place.
 
Each 30-minute episode of The Oklahoma Lottery Game Show features seven contestants (six new contestants and one returning champion) in a series of number-themed games. All players are guaranteed $500, and may have a chance to win more than $50,000 in cash and prizes in each show.
 
All contestants receive "star" treatment, including accommodations at the Sheraton Oklahoma City Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City, dinner for the contestant and a guest, and breakfast in the Aria Grill at the hotel.  
 
Players can win a chance to be a contestant by playing The Oklahoma Lottery Game Show Scratcher, which is available at all Lottery retail locations.  Contestants are chosen through a random drawing prior to each show’s taping.  All players must be 18 or older.
 
The Game Show airs Saturdays at 6 p.m. on KOCB Channel 34 in Oklahoma City.  The show is rebroadcast in Tulsa on Cox Channel 3 Mondays at 2 p.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.  In Oklahoma City, the show re-airs on Cox Channel 7 Mondays at 2 p.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
 
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education.  More than $172 million has been contributed to education since November 2005.
 
Proceeds are used statewide to supplement existing funds for a variety of important purposes, including: teacher compensation and benefits, early childhood development programs, college scholarships, classroom technology and construction of educational facilities.     
 
For more information about the Oklahoma Lottery, please visit www.lottery.ok.gov.