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OKLAHOMA CITY RESIDENTS WIN ON LOTTERY GAME SHOW
OKLAHOMA CITY RESIDENTS WIN ON LOTTERY GAME SHOW

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 2, 2008) – Debra Opitz and Bob Pitt, Oklahoma City residents, recently won cash as contestants on The Oklahoma Lottery Game Show, which aired on May 31.
 
Opitz won $700 and purchased her winning entry ticket at the AMS Mart located at 3500 SW 104th St. in Oklahoma City.
 
Pitt walked away with $600 and bought his winning entry ticket at Break Time 1 in Oklahoma City at 7132 NW Expressway.
 
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 location. 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 $190 million has been contributed to education since November 2005.
 
Proceeds are used statewide to supplement existing funds for a variety of important education 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.