COVINGTON RESIDENTS WIN ON LOTTERY GAME SHOW
OKLAHOMA CITY (June 19, 2008) – Ted Pope and Deborah Postier, residents of Covington, recently won cash as contestants on The Oklahoma Lottery Game Show. Pope walked away with $8,188 and Postier won $13,288.
Both contestants purchased their winning entry tickets at Miller’s General Store at 1 Main Street in Covington. Pope appeared on episode 35 of the game show that aired June 7 while Postier appeared on episode 36 that aired June 14.
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 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.