By the numbers: Oklahoma Lottery

By the numbers: Oklahoma Lottery
by Jennifer Palmer Modified: January 13, 2014 at 8:08 pm •  Published: January 13, 2014
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Total lottery revenues, by fiscal year:

• 2006: $191 million

• 2007: $203.5 million

• 2008: $204.6 million

• 2009: $193.3 million

• 2010: $199.9 million

• 2011: $198.3 million

• 2012: $200 million

• 2013: $200.3 million

For each dollar spent, 35 cents goes to the Oklahoma Education Lottery Trust Fund, 52.5 cents are awarded as prizes, 6.5 cents are paid to retailers and 6 cents are used to fund operating and other expenses.

Timeline:

• 2003: Legislature creates lottery proposal.

• 2004: Voters approve lottery.

• 2005: Sales begin.

• 2006: Oklahoma adds Powerball.

• 2007: State's largest jackpot won ($105.8 million playing Powerball)

• 2010: State adds Mega Millions game.

• 2012: Lottery reaches $500 million for educationmilestone

Top jackpot winners:

• $105.8 million won by Joyce Harvey on June 27, 2007

• $101.8 million won by anonymous winner on June 17, 2006

• $84.9 million won by anonymous winner on July 2, 2008

• $32.8 million won by anonymous winner on Nov. 21, 2009

• $6.78 million won by anonymous winner on Nov. 7, 2009

• $3.8 million won by Steve Trimble on March 26, 2008

Source: Oklahoma Lottery Commission


by Jennifer Palmer
Investigative Reporter
Jennifer Palmer joined The Oklahoman staff in 2008 and, after five years on the business desk, is now digging deeper through investigative work. She's been recognized with awards in public service reporting and personal column writing. Prior to...
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