Press Release

STILLWATER COUPLE WINS $10,000 PLAYING POWERBALL

OKLAHOMA CITY (August 15, 2008) – Jimmy and Vikkisu Dawson of Stillwater won $10,000 playing Powerball. The couple purchased their ticket for the August 6 drawing at the Conoco at 724 N. Perkins Road in Stillwater.
 
Vikkisu said she always checks their tickets and was shocked to see that they had won $10,000.
 
“I thought I had three white numbers and the Powerball which would have been a $100 win,” she said. “But my daughter was looking over my shoulder and said no mom, you have four white numbers and the Powerball.”
 
The couple says they plan to use their winnings toward paying bills and then take a small amount for “fun money.”
 
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $215 million has been contributed to education since November 2005.
  
Proceeds are used statewide to supplement existing funds for a variety of important educational 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.