Oklahoma Lottery Commission
- 3817 N. Santa Fe Ave.
- Oklahoma City, OK 73118 - US
- $63,979,605Transfers to Beneficiaries
- $129,610,748Prizes Paid to Players
Lottery Impact on the Economy
- In Oklahoma, 1,824 retailers generated $221,110,396 in gross sales.
- This economic activity generated $63,979,605 in transfers to beneficiaries.
- $129,610,748 was awarded to players in prizes.
History of Oklahoma Lottery Commission
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.
Powerball followed shortly thereafter, in January 2006; in September of that year, 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 as well.
Pick 4 launched in July 2011, but the game was dropped on August 31, 2013. A new game, Poker Pick, which included an instant win component plus a nightly drawing component, was added on September 7.
In October of 2017, the Hot Lotto game ended and shortly after, in November, Lotto America was added. In 2018, Poker Pick ended and the Oklahoma Lottery joined the Lucky 4 Life game.
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. New legislation in 2017 changed the way contributions from the Oklahoma Lottery are distributed to support education. Now, the first $50 million in profit is allocated to the following areas of education: K-12, Higher Education, Career Tech, School Consolidation & Assistance Fund and the Teachers Retirement System. All additional profit above $50 million is allocated to support K-12 programs in Reading, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).