Shawnee Woman Receives $10,000 Winning Scratcher as Christmas Gift!
Oklahoma City (Dec. 28, 2009) – Mary Lewis of Shawnee never dreamed the holiday season would bring her good luck to the tune of $10,000. She received a Lucky Cherry Doubler Scratcher as a Christmas gift that soon made her a winner!
“I thought my friend was playing a joke on me,” said Lewis. “Then I thought I was going to have a heart attack from the excitement!”
The winning scratcher was purchased at the Red Ball Party Shop, 1527 N. Kickapoo, in Shawnee.
Lewis, an avid player, has been playing the Oklahoma Lottery since it began four years ago. She plays the Lottery knowing that a portion of its proceeds helps support Oklahoma education.
For now, Lewis plans on making Christmas season last a little longer for her grandkids with a few more gifts under the tree.
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.