Man Wins First Top Prize of $40,000 Playing New Scratcher
Oklahoma City (Dec. 28, 2009) – Bo Welch of Morris is the first person to win the top prize of $40,000 playing the Oklahoma Lottery’s newest $5 Scratcher—Stacks of Cash.
Welch purchased his winning ticket at the Kum & Go at 1220 South Wood in Okmulgee. When he realized he had won, he was in shock. He plans on using his cash toward a new truck or jeep.
Welch’s advice to others is to “keep playing!”
To win playing the Stacks of Cash Scratcher, players must match any of their numbers (provided on the ticket) to the list of winning numbers shown on the top row of the ticket. If the numbers match, the player wins the prize shown. If a player scratches and reveals a dollar sign symbol, the player wins all 15 prizes shown.
About the Oklahoma Lottery
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $305 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.