The SEP is a responsible gambling measure devised to help players who classify themselves as a problem or pathological gambler by reducing the incentive to play lottery games. Those who opt into the program will self-exclude themselves from cashing a winning ticket worth more than $600. In addition to denial of prizes, SEP participants are denied access to the Lottery Players Club and Mobile Club. Participants are also denied any electronically distributed lottery information.
SEPs are offered in some other states for casino and lottery gambling. An SEP is available in Oklahoma for casino gambling at various tribal casinos and through the Oklahoma Council on Problem Gambling.
Where will the Oklahoma Lottery’s SEP information be found?
SEP information and player agreements are available for download:
Forms must be completed entirely and notarized. Completed and notarized forms can be hand-delivered to Lottery Headquarters or mailed to Oklahoma Lottery Commission/SEP, 3817 N. Santa Fe, Oklahoma City, OK 73118. SEP information may also be picked up from Lottery Headquarters in Oklahoma City and can be requested through the mail.
Why should the Oklahoma Lottery offer a self-exclusion program?
Offering a Self-Exclusion Program to Oklahomans is the next step in the Oklahoma Lottery’s responsible gambling efforts to help those with gambling problems.
How does SEP work?
Players – Those who wish to enter into a lifetime self-ban will submit a completed and notarized, Lottery-provided, legally binding agreement to the Lottery. Only the individual can enroll him/herself in the program. Agreements will not be accepted unless they are completed by and accompanied by proper ID from the person wishing to self-exclude. Family, friends and loved ones cannot enroll other individuals in the program.
Agreements – Players acknowledge that they want to enter into a voluntary lifetime self-exclusion agreement restricting them from cashing lottery prizes worth more than $600. Players also acknowledge that they are excluded from accessing the Players Club and Mobile Club and from receiving any emails or texts about the lottery.
Database – The Lottery will maintain a confidential database containing SEP participant information. Whenever someone who has signed up for the SEP tries to claim a lottery prize in excess of $600, the individual will be denied prize payment, and those funds will be dispersed into the unclaimed prizes fund.