This Day in Oklahoma History


12 October

The Oklahoma Lottery

In 2003 the Oklahoma legislature passed legislation allowing the proposal of a lottery to go before a vote of the people. Two state questions (705 and 706) were placed on the general election ballot in 2004. Those state questions would set up the lottery commission and create a lottery trust fund. The Oklahoma Lottery was approved by the vote of the people in 2004 by rather large margins. The Oklahoma Lottery is a member of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL). On its first day, October 12, 2005, scratch tickets went on sale. On November 10, 2005 Pick 3 was started. Powerball came to Oklahoma on January 12, 2006. More...

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

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