The short answer is no, it is not legal. Under OK state law, gambling is illegal unless you hold a license, charitable or otherwise that exempts you. More specifically:
A lottery is any scheme for the disposal or distribution of property by chance among persons who have paid, or promised, or agreed to pay any valuable consideration for the chance of obtaining such property, or a portion of it, or for any share of or interest in such property, upon any agreement, understanding or expectation that it is to be distributed or disposed of by a lot or chance, whether called a lottery, a raffle, or a gift enterprise, or by whatever name the same may be known. Valuable consideration shall be construed to mean money or goods of actual pecuniary value. Provided, it shall not be a violation of the lottery or gambling laws of this state for (1) a bona fide resident merchant or merchants of a city or town, acting in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce or Commercial Club of this state thereof, to issue free of charge numbered tickets on sales of his merchandise, the corresponding stub of one or more of which tickets to be drawn or chosen by lot by a representative or representatives of said Chamber of Commerce or of said Commercial Club in the manner set forth on said tickets, the numbered stub or stubs so drawn to entitle the holder of the corresponding numbered issued ticket to a valuable prize donated by said merchant; (2) a bona fide community chest welfare fund on a military post or reservation to issue numbered tickets in conjunction with voluntary contributions to said fund, the corresponding stub or stubs of one or more of said tickets to be drawn by lot under the supervision of a military commander, the stub or stubs so drawn entitling the ticket holder to a prize of some value. Provided however, that no person shall sell tickets or receive contributions to said fund off the military reservation.
Sorry but this won't work for you as it would be a criminal offense.
Thanks for the question.
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The local District Attorney would simply quote the state law that I responded with. He would have no authority to authorize that type of activity even if he wanted to since state law always supercedes local law.
As far as contacting a local attorney, I am very confident that they would respond in the same way as they would have no legal basis for challenging the state law prohibiting this.
If you really want to hear it from the horse's mouth, I would suggest calling the local DA and changing the facts a little so that it does not reflect your property. The answer will be the same regardless of what type property it is.
Sorry I couldn't be of more assistance.
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