Kingston Resident Wins $50K Playing Powerball
Oklahoma City (Dec. 16, 2008) – John Keenan of Kingston won $50,000 playing Powerball with Power Play. He purchased his winning ticket from Weaver’s at HC 70 Box 1660 in Kingston.
“I checked the Internet first and thought I had won $500,” he says. “On the way to the store I was thinking of all the things I could do with $500 but when I got to the store the clerk informed me that I had actually won $50,000!”
Shocked and excited, Keenan realized he could make his wish list a little longer with his unexpected additional cash. He plans to finish paying off his truck and purchase new furniture.
Keenan has played the Lottery since it began and usually tries to play every draw. He received his winning numbers through Easy Pick and “thinks it’s a great deal” to have Lottery funds help support Oklahoma’s education.
About the Oklahoma Lottery
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $236 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.