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Oklahoma Lottery
E-mail Address:
Phone: (405) 522-7700
Fax: (405) 521-0528
Population: 3.5 million
Managing Director: Rollo Redburn
Year Lottery Founded: Governing Board 2005 (First instant scratch-off tickets sold October 12, 2005. First online sold November 10, 2005)
Number of Employees: 35
Gross Sales 2016: $189,621,594
Retailers: 1,980
On-line Vendor: Scientific Games
October 12, 2005 August 8, 2013
Internet Gaming System: N/A
Instant Ticket Vendor: Scientific Games
October 12, 2005 August 8, 2013
Advertising: Jordan Associates
September 2005 Yearly December 31
Games Offered: Instant games, Pick 3, Powerball
Beneficiaries: Public education
Jurisdiction: State of Oklahoma, USA

Background Information


In November 2004, Oklahoma voters overwhelmingly approved two State Questions referred to the ballot after legislators passed the measures the year before. One created the Oklahoma Education Lottery Act and the other created the Oklahoma Education Lottery Trust Fund.
Ticket sales began on October 12, 2005 with four instant games. A month later, the Lottery introduced its first draw game, Pick 3, and Powerball followed shortly thereafter in January 2006. In September 2006, Cash 5 made its debut. Hot Lotto became the Lottery’s second multistate game when it started in January 2008; two years later Mega Millions was added to the lineup. The newest game is Pick 4, which launched in July 2011. These games make up the Oklahoma Lottery’s current mix of draw games.
A Player’s Club was introduced in August 2007, offering members advance notice on new games, promotions, winner’s stories, special events, Lottery news, surveys and how-to-play information, plus a daily email with winning numbers.
The mission of the Oklahoma Lottery Commission is to maximize revenues for public education through the creation and marketing of fun and entertaining products consistent with the highest levels of service, integrity and public accountability.
Lottery proceeds benefit education in Oklahoma with revenues distributed as follows:

  • Higher education, 45 percent. Revenues are used for tuition grants, loans and scholarships for Oklahomans, renovations and expansions of universities and colleges through-out the state and endowed chairs for professors at higher education institutions. Funds can also be used for construction of educational facilities, capital outlay projects and technological upgrades for educational institutions.
  • Elementary and secondary education, 45 percent. Revenues are used for such things as compensation for public school teachers, support employees and early childhood development programs. Funds can also be used for construction of educational facilities, capital outlay projects and technological upgrades for school systems.
  • Teachers’ Retirement System Dedicated Revenue Revolving Fund, 5 percent.
  • School Consolidation and Assistance Fund, 5 percent.


News Archive
November 4, 2020 Oklahoma Lottery Director Rollo Redburn Retires
September 28, 2020 Officials: Oklahoma Lottery Has Contributed $1 Billion to Education
November 2, 2018) Retailers to Begin Accepting Debit Cards for Oklahoma Lottery Tickets
July 27, 2018 Lottery Officials Credit New Law for the 19 Percent Jump in Lottery Proceeds for Education
April 6, 2018 Lottery Changes Have Resulted in More Money for Education
January 17, 2018 Oklahoma Lottery Sales Higher with Changes Made Last Year

News Archive for CY2017
October 27, 2017 Changes Good for the Oklahoma Lottery: Jay Finks
July 3, 2017 New Law Allows More Oklahoma Lottery Games and Prizes
June 20, 2017 Oklahoma Lottery is Revamping Its Products and Marketing Strategy in Light of Recent Law Change
April 21, 2017 Lottery Redesign Gambling on Bigger Payoffs, Better Odds
March 8, 2017 House Approves Measure to Free Up Money to Increase Payouts on State Lottery Games
February 26, 2017 GOP Lawmakers Pushing Bill to Improve Oklahoma Lottery Revenue

News Archive for CY2015
November 20, 2015 Latest Legal Action in Hot Lotto Fraud Case
October 12, 2015 Lottery Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with New Logo
September 23, 2015 Lottery Continues to Push for New Policy
September 14, 2015 Walmart to Commence Selling a Full Complement of Lottery Games Through New Electronic Lottery Kiosks
August 19, 2015 Lottery Warns Oklahomans of Nationwide Scam
August 11, 2015 Lottery Transfers Extra $2.8 Million to Beneficiary
March 24, 2015 Lottery Commission Recoups Child Support, Taxes Owed from Winners
February 19, 2015 New Bill Would Eliminate Lottery’s Profit Requirement


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