Press Release

Tahlequah Woman Cashes In Powerball Ticket for $10,000!


Oklahoma City (August 26, 2009) – Dathina Triplett of Tahlequah never misses a Powerball draw and recently her persistence paid off with a $10,000 win. She purchased her winning ticket at the Log Store, 14968 Highway 82, in Tahlequah.

Triplett uses random numbers she has chosen and in the future she may pay the extra $1 for Power Play.

“I will seriously consider selecting Power Play from now on,” Triplett said. If she had chosen the Power Play option, her $10,000 win would have been five times that amount.

When asked about her plans for her new cash, Triplett is unsure.

“I don’t have any plans really,” she said. “It was so unexpected. I will probably just put it in my bank account.”

Triplett plays the Lottery knowing that a portion of its proceeds benefits Oklahoma education.

“It’s a good thing since it helps out schools,” she said.

About the Oklahoma Lottery
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $283 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.    

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