Lawton Resident Wins $40,000 on Birthday!
Awarded Top Prize Playing Sterling Silver Scratcher
Oklahoma City (Dec. 1, 2009) – Mary Rhoades of Lawton was given an exciting birthday surprise – a winning Sterling Silver Scratcher worth $40,000!
“I received the Scratcher as a gift for my birthday, which was last week,” she said.
While shoppers were out searching for great deals, Rhoades scratched her way to extra cash. Her winning ticket was purchased at Williams Express #3, 134 SE Lee Boulevard, in Lawton.
Rhoades said she only plays the Lottery occasionally but most often on holidays. So far, $40K is the most she’s ever won and she’s looking forward to paying bills as well as paying off her car.
About the Oklahoma Lottery
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $300 million has been contributed to education since November 2005 with funds directed to the higher education capital bond issue and funds directed to the Oklahoma Education Lottery Trust Fund (OELTF). The Oklahoma Legislature appropriates the OELTF.
Proceeds are used statewide to supplement existing funds for a variety of important education purposes, including: teacher compensation and benefits, early childhood development programs, college scholarships, classroom technology and construction of educational facilities.
For more information about the Oklahoma Lottery, please visit www.lottery.ok.gov.