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Bass Pro Shops Gift Cards Up For Grabs in Okla.

Sept. 30, 2014 – Starting tomorrow, Oklahoma Lottery players can enter for their chance to win a gift card to Bass Pro Shops through a special second chance promotion. The promotional contest is open for players who purchase $1 Camo Cash scratch-off tickets.  The new Camo Cash game features a top prize worth $2,500 and overall odds of about 1 in 4. Only non-winning Camo Cash tickets will be eligible for a chance to win one of the Bass Pro Shops gift cards. Five lucky winners will be chosen, and each will receive a $100 Bass Pro Shops gift card.  The promotion begins tomorrow, Wed., Oct. 1, and the entry deadline is Monday Oct. 27. Winners will be drawn the next day, Oct. 28, and will be notified by phone or, if they chose to provide an email address, by email. Players can enter the contest by either mailing their tickets to the Oklahoma Lottery, or dropping them off at the Lottery’s headquarters. For mail-in entries, players must fill in their full name, address and telephone number on the back of their non-winning ticket.  Tickets must be mailed in an envelope to the Lottery’s office in Oklahoma City. The Lottery’s address and a full list of rules can be found right here. Good...

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Win a Custom Vacation in Mega Millions Promotion

March 19, 2014 – The Mega Millions jackpot may have reset to its $15 million starting point after two tickets split a $400 million prize, but that doesn’t mean there’s not a lot for Mega Millions players to win. And Mega Millions players in Oklahoma have an extra shot at winning between  now and April 30 with the Oklahoma Lottery’s Mega Summer Getaway promotion. Four winners will be chosen in a drawing April 30, and each will get to plan a custom vacation for themselves, their family, friends or anyone else who might need a getaway. Here’s how it works: To receive an entry ticket for the promotional drawing, players need to spend $5 on a single Mega Millions ticket.  An entry form will print out with that qualifying purchase, which players must mail or drop off to the Oklahoma Lottery commission. The promotion actually kicked off Saturday, so some players may already have gotten their entries in.  For those players who haven’t yet entered, the process is simple. The Lottery will need some basic information about you, and then you can mail an envelope with one or several entries to a Lottery P.O. Box.  The address is: Mega Millions Promo P.O. Box 548810 Oklahoma City, OK.  73154-8810 Players can also drop their tickets off at Lottery Headquarters, in the claims office. Once the winners have been chosen April 30, they’ll contact the winners by phone or mail to let them know they’ve won. The four Mega Getaway prizes are actually $2,500 travel vouchers, which winners can use as they see fit. The vouchers will expire 12 months after their claimed, so winners will have to plan their Mega Getaway vacations for the next year. According to the promotion’s full rules, however, the vacations don’t have to be all that “Mega” after all. Any of the $2,500 prize not used will be credited back to the travel voucher and can be used towards another trip – one vacation or several over the next year,...

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Free Mega Millions Tickets For a Year

Feb. 4, 2014 – Want to win a Mega Millions jackpot?  The Oklahoma Lottery could have your ticket waiting for you, they’re holding a special promotion that will award a year’s supply of free Mega Millions tickets to winners. The Oklahoma Lottery’s LottoCash promotion is being held through the Lottery’s Mobile Club.  To enter, players simply need to text LottoMega to the number 44622. The entry period opened Feb. 3, and the promotion will run until Sunday, March 16.  Each Monday during the promotion, the lottery will hold a drawing and choose five winners for the year-long supply of Mega Millions tickets The final drawing will be held March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, and when the final winner is announced 30 Oklahoma Lottery players will have a year’s worth of chances to win big with Mega Millions. With two drawings each week, each player’s supply of tickets is worth about $104.  Since Mega Millions underwent some changes in October, the odds of winning one of the game’s prizes are just 1 in 15. With more than 100 Mega Millions tickets, the odds definitely favor the winners of this promotion.  ...

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Win Your Way to NBA All-Star Weekend

Dec. 20, 2013 – There’s just one month left for NBA fans to cash in on a chance to win a trip to the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans.  The Oklahoma Lottery’s Shoot to Win second chance promotion will be choosing the winners Jan. 21. Step one, of course, is to pick up a Shoot to Win ticket.  The game costs just $2 and offers a top prize worth $20,000.  Overall, the odds of winning any of the 13 prizes available are about 1 in 4. Should you not score one of those 13 prizes however, every non-winning Shoot to Win ticket could be the your ticket to the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend or even the 2014 NBA Finals. To enter into the Oklahoma Lottery’s second chance promotions, players need to mail in or drop off non-winning tickets to the Lottery’s headquarters in Oklahoma City.  It’s a simple process, but you can visit their promotions page for general guidelines on entering. The Jan. 21 drawing will decide the two winners of NBA All-Star Weekend packages.  These getaway gifts start off with round-trip airfare for two from Oklahoma City to New Orleans, where this year’s All-Star Weekend will take place. The Lottery will put up each winner and their guest in a hotel for two nights.  Along with two tickets to the events on All-Star Sunday, the winners will also get passes to a Pre-Game Party and a $500 gift card. Second chance contests like this one always offer great odds of turning a non-winning ticket into unforgettable experiences or big cash prizes, but you can’t win if you don’t...

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Looking For Change In Tornado Alley

Today, 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands support lotteries as a means by which the government can raise money for the public benefit. Billions of dollars have been funnelled into education programs, support for senior citizens, and General Funds across the nation since the first modern lottery opened in New Hampshire in 1964. In the conservative stronghold of Oklahoma, voters approved a state-run Lottery in 2004, yet heated debate over the Lottery’s place in Oklahoma continues even today.  Criticisms of the Lottery have for years focused on its underperformance, yet legislators have continually enacted restrictions on the Lottery’s operations, refusing to consider less legislative regulation as a solution. Rollo Redburn, executive director of the Oklahoma Lottery, was genuinely friendly when I spoke with him in October.  The onset of a head cold was stealing some of the volume from his voice, but none of its warmth.  I hardly expected the man to be so upbeat, even funny as we discussed political attitudes towards the Oklahoma Lottery and legal gambling in the state. After years of raising well-reasoned arguments for reform, all of which have failed to gain traction in Oklahoma’s capitol, Redburn continues steadfastly on his mission to maximize revenues for education despite a restrictive political atmosphere. Perhaps now more than ever, the reform Redburn and his colleagues have been asking for could help schools get extra funding they desperately need.   In Harm’s Way Oklahoma lies in one of the nation’s most tornado-prone areas, “Tornado Alley,” and can experience dozens of tornadoes in a single month.  More than 50 tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma in May 2013, and the highest windspeed ever recorded on earth – 301 mph – was generated by a 1999 tornado in the state. In May, national media attention centered on Moore, Okla., just outside Oklahoma City.  An EF-5 – the strongest classification of tornado with windspeeds over 200 mph – ripped through the town, damaging two elementary schools and killing 23, including...

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Multi-State Raffle Makes Three New Millionaires

Nov. 4, 2013 – The multi-state raffle, Halloween-themed in five of the seven participating states, ended Friday as the Grand Prize drawing awarded three $1 million prizes to players in three states. The three $1 million tickets were sold in New Jersey, Michigan and Ohio.  Michigan’s winning number was 030833, the New Jersey ticket was number 0076334, and Ohio’s winning ticket was number 42167. The raffle began with just two $1 million prizes, but because of the number of tickets sold, an announcement was made on Halloween, less than 24 hours ahead of the drawing – that a third top prize would be added. The remaining four states without a $1 million winner, Iowa, Indiana, New York and Oklahoma each had their own, state-exclusive drawing for a $50,000 second prize.  Click the links above or head to the state Lottery’s website to find second-prize winning numbers. With the excitement around the multi-state raffle over, players might find themselves looking for a new multi-state contest. That makes it the perfect time to get involved in the Powerball Ultimate Tailgate promotion, which participating states are beginning to offer for their players.  (Read this post from Rhode Island to get an idea of what the Ultimate Tailgate promotion is offering.)...

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