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ARAPAHO RESIDENT WINS ON LOTTERY GAME SHOWVelma Hertz Wins $4,614 Playing the OK Lottery Game Show

Velma Hertz, a resident of Arapaho, Oklahoma, won over $4,614 in cash and prizes as a contestant on the sixteenth episode of The Oklahoma Lottery Game Show, which aired on Jan. 26.  
Hertz purchased her winning entry ticket at Cigarettes For Less #4, located at 1121 S. Ranchwood Blvd. in Yukon.

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 limousine service for travel to and from the show s taping, 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 $169 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