WOODWARD LOTTERY POOL CLAIMS $200K POWERBALL PRIZE
OKLAHOMA CITY (APRIL 28, 2008) – Employees from Woodward Plumbing & Electric and Dean’s Barber Shop from the Woodward area won $200,000 on April 19 playing Powerball.
The winning ticket was sold at Hutch’s in Woodward at 3710 Oklahoma Ave. Winners include Gary Bates, William Smith, Ralph Moore, James Marston, Elton McDonald and John Hazelbaker.
Each pool member will receive $23,668 after taxes and plans for their winnings range from home improvements and fishing trips to vacations in Las Vegas.
The group has been playing the Lottery since its launch and they play more often when the jackpots are high. They buy their tickets at several locations and use easy pick to select their numbers. The pool plans to continue playing individually as well as a group.
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $187 million has been contributed to education since November 2005.
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.