UPDATE: The Oklahoma Lottery Show's Final Taping was August 20, 2008
Oklahoma has had the lottery since October of 2005, and many people have learned how to play
all the scratch-off and number picking games, and they have monitored the numbers
in hopes of a Powerball jackpot. Well, now they can be contestants on an Oklahoma Lottery Game Show.
Just about two years after the first scratch-off tickets appeared, the Oklahoma Lottery Commission launched a new lottery television show in an effort to boost sales. Get full details on the show, where to watch and how to be a contestant below.
Taped before a live audience at Stage Center in downtown OKC, the new Oklahoma Lottery TV show is produced by Sande Stewart of Los Angeles. Lasting 30 minutes, each episode features 7 contestants, 6 of them new and 1 a returning champion.
Contestants play for a chance to win over $50,000 in cash and are guaranteed at least $500 for playing.
Tune to KOCB-CW, Oklahoma City's channel 34
to watch the Oklahoma Lottery Game Show. It airs each Saturday at 6pm and then rebroadcast the following Monday at 2pm and Wednesdays at 6:30pm on Cox Channel 7.
To Be a Contestant:
The Oklahoma Lottery Game Show has special scratch-off tickets. If you match three "Entry" symbols, you win a chance to be a contestant on the game show. You would then complete and sign the back of the winning "Entry" ticket and mail to:
c/o “The Oklahoma Lottery Game Show”
P.O. Box 18879
Oklahoma City, OK 73154-8879
"Entry" winners can also register through an online entry form
. The winning scratch-off ticket must be kept for verification.
Random drawing among the "Entry" winners determines the contestants each week, and those selected are contacted by telephone and with a confirmation packet by US mail.
Perks of Being a Contestant:
If selected as a contestant, you'll receive a few things in addition to the opportunity to appear on the show. A one-night stay in an OKC hotel along with breakfast, dinner and transportation are provided.
Even if you aren't chosen as a contestant, you may be selected to play from home. Home players have an opportunity to win $100.