Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: February 23, 2011
Sen. Earl Garrison
Senate approves bill prohibiting use of kids in lottery ads
The Senate unanimously approved Senate Bill 42 Wednesday, by Sen.
Earl Garrison, prohibiting the use of children in the advertising
and promotion of the Oklahoma Education Lottery.
“While I’ve never agreed with using gambling to help
support education, I can’t argue with the success of the education
lottery. It has helped contribute hundreds of millions of dollars
to Oklahoma classrooms,” said Garrison, D-Muskogee. “I,
however, don’t think it is right to use children to promote
gambling. I think it sends the wrong message to our youth; and I’m
pleased my colleagues agree. The Lottery Commission has many other
options they can use to promote their games. They don’t need
to use kids.”
To date, the Oklahoma Education Lottery has contributed over $385
million to both common and higher education in the state.
SB 42 will now move to the House for further consideration
For more information contact:
Sen. Garrison: (405) 521-5533