INOLA RESIDENTS WIN BIG PLAYING POWERBALL
OKLAHOMA CITY (August 11, 2008) – Jay and Susan Duty of Inola won $200,000 playing Powerball on Saturday, August 9. They purchased their ticket at Sinclair #3536 located at 30555 S. 4200 Road in Inola.
The Duty’s play the Lottery every Wednesday and Saturday and they chose their winning numbers through Easy Pick.
They checked their numbers on Sunday evening and kept realizing they had more and more winning numbers. “We could hardly sleep Sunday night,” said Susan. “It’s kind of a dream.”
Jay and Susan plan on paying off their home, which will allow Susan to retire in five years. She previously expected to work longer.
Jay said he would encourage others to play and invest the extra dollar for the Power Play option. The Duty’s would have won $1M if they had purchased Power Play.
“We’re glad the money goes toward supporting education,” said Jay, adding, “You can’t win if you don’t buy a ticket.”
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $209 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.