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The Oklahoma Lottery begins on Wednesday.

Gov. Brad Henry and Lottery Commissioner James Scroggins announced on Monday the first four lottery games that will be played in Oklahoma.

The first four games are played with scratch-off cards. These scratchers, together with Pick 3 on Nov. 10 and Powerball in mid-January, are expected to raise about $770 million for Oklahoma education.

“We will produce significant revenues for education,” Henry told CNHI.

The first game announced is called Lucky 7’s. Players scratch off nine spaces on a tic-tac-toe board. A player wins if they get three sevens in a row. The grand prize is $777.

The Lucky 7’s tickets cost $1.

Two more $2 scratchers feature Oklahoma themes. The crimson-colored Rush to Cash and orange Oklahoma Gusher tickets can each pay up to $5,000.

The final scratcher, the $25,000 Jackpot, costs $5 and could yield prizes from $100 to the actual $25,000 jackpot.

These three games offer 10 chances to win by scratching off 10 boots, oil rigs or money bags and matching one of the numbers revealed to one of two winning numbers on the card. The $5 scratcher has four winning numbers.

Odds for winning some amount of money are better than one in five for each game.

Scroggins said between 3 and 4 percent of the revenue from $25 million worth of $5 tickets will be given back in prize money. This means between $750,000 and $1 million will be given away in prizes spread across 5 million tickets.

The Oklahoma Lottery’s net proceeds will support improvements and enhancements for education at all levels, from pre-kindergarten all the way to higher education. Twenty-four U.S. lotteries currently earmark all or a portion of their lottery proceeds for public education.

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