EXCITING WEEKEND IN STORE FOR OKLAHOMA LOTTERY PLAYERS
Saturday’s Powerball Jackpot is estimated at $180 million;
Sunday’s Pick 3 drawing begins two-week doubler promotion
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – February 2, 2006 – An exciting weekend is in store for players of Oklahoma’s computerized lottery games.
On Saturday, players will have the opportunity to play for the largest Powerball jackpot in Oklahoma Lottery history. Tickets for the estimated $180 million jackpot can be purchased at lottery-contracted retail locations until 7:59 p.m. (CST) on the night of the drawing, February 4.Beginning Sunday, February 5, Pick 3 players will have the chance to double their prize, at no extra cost, through a special two-week promotion called the Pick 3 Doubler. The special promotion will run through Saturday, February 18, and will pay additional Pick 3 prize money if an Orange ball is selected from an additional ball machine added to the current three machines used in Pick 3 drawings. Here’s how the Pick 3 Doubler promotion works:
For an extra dollar, the Power Play option allows players to multiply their non-jackpot prize winnings two, three, four or five times. For example, if a player selects the Power Play and the Power Play number is 5, that person’s second-tier prize (Match 5 of 5 numbers, but not the red Powerball number) increases from $200,000 to $1 million.
Pick 3 drawings are telecast live each night at 9:10 CST on KOKH-Fox and KOCB-WB in Oklahoma City, and on KWBT-WB in Tulsa. Pick 3 results are available immediately after each drawing on the lottery’s official website, listed below, and are distributed to the media for television and radio broadcast as well as printed daily in newspapers throughout the state.
For more information please contact Marisa Schrieber, PR Specialist, Jordan Associates, at 405.507.6209, or visit the Oklahoma Lottery’s official website at www.lottery.ok.gov.