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Oklahoma Powerball’s First Drawing to be Held During International Finals Rodeo

Oklahoma City (January 5, 2006) - The first national Powerball drawing that will include Oklahoma ticket sales will be held January 14, 2006 at the International Finals Rodeo at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

Tickets sales in Oklahoma begin on January 12, and will be sold until 7:59 p.m. on January 14 for the Saturday night drawing.
The national host of the Powerball drawings, as well as representatives from the Multi-State Lottery Association will be in attendance.

Annetta Abbott, IFR Event Coordinator, said she is thrilled that Powerball in Oklahoma will be kicked off in such an exciting way.

“The Rodeo is a high-intensity, competitive, fast-paced event,” she said. “We feel like this event and Powerball both combine that fast, take-your-breathe-away, edge-of-your-seat action.”

Saturday night is the last night of the International Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City. The top 15 International Pro Rodeo Association contestants will compete in the seven traditional rodeo events. All of the cowboys and cowgirls will be competing for world championship titles and over a quarter of a million dollars in prize money.

The national Powerball drawing takes place every Wednesday and Saturday at 9:59 p.m., CST.

Press wanting to attend will need credentials. To receive these, please contact Annetta Abbott at 405.235.6540 x 3862.

For more information please visit the Oklahoma Lottery Commission website at www.lottery.ok.gov, or call 405.840.3201.

For more information please contact Greta Puckett, Jordan Associates PR Specialist, at 405.840.3201.