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Powerball Jackpot up to $349M and Thunder Fan Wins Cruise from the Oklahoma Lottery
Lottery Gives Away Cruise Amid Rising Powerball Jackpot

OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb 16, 2017) - The Powerball jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing has reached $349 million! Players have until 8:59 p.m. on Saturday to purchase tickets for this drawing. For a limited time, players will receive an entry to win 1 of 30 Royal Caribbean cruises with every Powerball ticket purchase. Drawings for the trip will take place throughout Feb and March, players must submit entries no later than March 27th.The 5-night cruise will sail in January, 2018.

A Yukon man won a 5-night cruise during the February 15th Thunder game against the New York Knicks. Trevor Barnes was the Oklahoma Lottery Powerball Power Cruise winner and was sitting in the seat randomly selected during Wednesday night’s game. The Thunder pulled away with a win and Barnes walked away with a fabulous prize. The Oklahoma Lottery will partner with the Oklahoma City Thunder again on March 9th against the San Antonio Spurs and March 22nd against the Philadelphia 76ers to surprise 2 more Thunder fans with a cruise.

About the Oklahoma Lottery
Thirty-five cents of every dollar wagered goes to enhance education and invests in the future of Oklahoma. When you play the Oklahoma Lottery, more than 97% of all funds wagered are returned in the form of prizes to players, commissions to local retailers, payments to vendors who provide services, and to Oklahoma education programs. To date, the Oklahoma Lottery has contributed more than $780 million dollars to Oklahoma Education.

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