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Oklahoma governor approves increased lottery payouts


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has signed legislation aimed at increasing some lottery payouts in Oklahoma, a move that supporters hope will increase funding for schools.

The Oklahoman ( ) reports the legislation signed Tuesday won't affect multistate lottery games like Powerball, but that people who buy scratch-off tickets should see a change in July. Lottery officials say they hope the move stimulates sales of instant-win scratch tickets and in turn boosts funding for public schools, CareerTech institutions, colleges and universities.

The new law allows the O...

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