SHAWNEE MOM WINS BIG ON LOTTERY GAME SHOW
Yannah Meeks, a stay-at-home mother of three from Shawnee, Oklahoma, won $13,886 as a contestant on the third episode of The Oklahoma Lottery Game Show, which aired on Oct. 27.
Meeks won $8,886 in the game Lucky 8's, and went on to the bonus game in the championship round where she chose to accept a guaranteed $5,000 instead of risking it for a chance at $31,452. She came back as the Episode 4 returning champion, which aired on Nov. 3.
She purchased her winning entry ticket at Highland Food Mart, located at 301 E. Highland in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
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 $154 million has been contributed to education since November 2005.