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TULSA RESIDENT WINS ON LOTTERY GAME SHOW
TULSA RESIDENT WINS ON LOTTERY GAME SHOW
OKLAHOMA CITY (July 9, 2008) – Tonya Holmes, a Tulsa resident, recently won $700 in cash as a contestant on The Oklahoma Lottery Game Show, which aired on June 28.
 
Holmes purchased her winning entry ticket at Reasor’s at 11005 E. 41st Street in Tulsa.
 
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 any 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 $193 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.