SCHOOL NURSE WINS $40,000; PLANS FAMILY VACATION
Oklahoma City (April 29, 2009) – Shereen Walters had a surprise yesterday morning. She won $40,000 playing the Oklahoma Lottery’s Mountains of Cash Scratcher.
“I immediately thought, ‘No Way!’ said Walters. “I thought I had misread the ticket so I had my coworker double check for me.”
Walters started playing the Lottery a year ago and said she plays twice a month. As a school nurse, she knows that Oklahoma Lottery funds help support Oklahoma education.
“I think it’s excellent; I think more needs to be done for education,” she said.
Walters purchased her winning ticket from Murphy USA at 10307 S. Western in Oklahoma City.
“I shop there because they have a family friendly environment,” she said.
For now, Walters plans to pay off bills and take her husband and children on vacation.
About the Oklahoma Lottery
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $261 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.