OK Lottery Blunder Directs Customers To Phone Sex Talk Line


Monday, August 12th 2013, 11:10 pm
By: News 9


Phone sex, racy messages and even the solicitation of prostitution can be heard from calling a phone number on the back of newly sold Oklahoma lottery tickets. The number was also listed on the Oklahoma Lottery Commission's website.

The lottery commission is describing the situation as an oversight, which in effect, had the State of Oklahoma advertising what's called "America's Hottest Talk Line."

"I thought I dialed the wrong number … so I got my glasses and I dialed again, and it was an adult phone line," lottery customer Ladonna Dobbs said.

Catering to lonely adults, the toll free number seen on the Oklahoma Lottery's website, allows callers to listen to messages from complete strangers before starting their fantasies.

"It was a toll free number that's no longer owned by us," said Oklahoma Lottery director Rollo Redburn.

Redburn says, in June of 2010, the commission discontinued the number to save money. But, by mistake, those old digits were left up on the website and recently distributed.

"They must have had an old roll of paper stock that didn't get picked up," Redburn said.

Old paper with an old number was used to create new tickets, according to officials.

"It's not what people want to call," Dobbs said.

Lottery officials say they regret the mistake and are working hard to correct the situation. The lottery commission took the phone number off of its website Monday. Officials say they did not know about this issue until News 9 brought it to their attention Monday afternoon.