Pick 3 Lottery sales trail scratch-off

Thursday, November 17th 2005, 9:10 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- State lottery officials say sales of the new Pick-3 tickets are trailing sales of scratch-off lottery games.

The Pick-3 game began last Thursday and after six days sales totaled just more than $488,000. First day sales were $160,000, but the average since has been about $65,500 a day in sales for the tickets in which players can win $50 to $500 by matching numbers to three numbers drawn in a nightly drawing.

The scratch-off tickets have averaged $1.1-million a day in sales since going on sale just more than a month ago. A total of more than $36-million in scratch-off tickets have been sold.

30 percent of the ticket sales go to public education, a total of just more than $11-million so far.