ELK CITY WOMAN CLAIMS OKLAHOMA CASH 5 WINNINGS
Ticket Worth $25,000 Taxes Paid
OKLAHOMA CITY (August 14, 2008) – The number five proved to be Amanda La Farlette’s lucky number. The Oklahoma Cash 5 ticket the Elk City resident purchased for the May 1 drawing was worth $25,000 taxes paid.
A regular Lottery player, La Farlette’s favorite games are Powerball, Hot Lotto and Cash 5.
“I took a large stack of tickets to the store and the cashier told me to take one of my tickets to the Oklahoma City Lottery claims office,” La Farlette said. “I thought I had won $600.”
Once she checked the numbers online, La Farlette was pleasantly surprised to see she had won much more.
“I made everyone with me come in and look at the computer to make sure I entered the numbers correctly,” she said. “I would encourage others to play and for now, I plan on using the money to pay for medical bills.”
La Farlette purchased her winning ticket at the Circle K at 1256 Garth Brooks Boulevard in Yukon and chose her numbers through Easy Pick.
Oklahoma Lottery players are encouraged to check their tickets carefully and if they have the winning numbers to claim their prize at Oklahoma Lottery Headquarters in Oklahoma City.
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.