Weekend Lucky for Oklahoma Lottery Players
Tulsa-Area Residents Win Playing Powerball and Scratchers
This weekend was a lucky one for Oklahoma Lottery players, with players winning playing Powerball, the newest Oklahoma Lottery Scratcher Money Bags and the Scratcher Bingo.
Ellen Skingley of Sand Springs claimed a $200,000 Powerball prize Monday at Oklahoma Lottery headquarters and Gay Wetherill of Tulsa claimed a $15,000 prize she won playing the Scratcher Money Bags.
Skingley referred to her prize as a “gift.” She purchased her winning ticket at Quik Trip #23 at 200 South Wilson in Sand Springs.
When asked what she planned on doing with her winnings, Skingley said she plans to share with her family and support her efforts with animal rescue work.
Wetherill almost threw away her winning Money Bags ticket, but decided to double check her ticket at the last minute. She then discovered that it was worth $15,000.
“Double check your tickets for winners,” Wetherill advised all Lottery players. She purchased her winning Money Bags ticket at the Excel Mart at 5150 South 33rd Avenue West in Tulsa. Wetherill said she plans to take a trip using her winnings and to think about how to spend the rest.
Sandra Lainhart of Tulsa also was lucky playing Scratchers. She claimed $10,000 Monday that she won playing Bingo.
One other Oklahoma Lottery player was also lucky this weekend. One winning ticket for Saturday night’s Powerball drawing worth $40,000 was sold in Afton, Oklahoma, but has yet to be claimed.
Since the Oklahoma Lottery launched, more than $145 million in prizes has been won playing Oklahoma Lottery games, said Jim Scroggins, Oklahoma Lottery Commission Executive Director.
Proceeds from Oklahoma Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for education purposes and programs at all levels of education, Pre-K to higher education. So far more than $101 million has been transferred to the Oklahoma
Education Lottery Trust Fund
For more information, please contact Houston Hunt, at 405.507.6276, or visit the Oklahoma Lottery’s official website at www.lottery.ok.gov.