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Diana Plackemeier Wins Playing Powerball

OKLAHOMA CITY RESIDENT LEARNS OF $20K WIN ON THANKSGIVINGOklahoma City (Dec. 2, 2008) – Diana Plackemeier of Oklahoma City won $20,000 playing Powerball. She learned she had won on Thanksgiving Day but, due to the holiday, she had to wait until Monday to claim her prize.
“My husband took the ticket into the store and the clerk said we had won $1,500,” said Plackemeier. “But then the clerk ran out of the store to tell him we had won much more. He called me nearly in tears!”
A regular Lottery player, Plackemeier purchased her ticket at the Circle K at 2920 NE 36 in Oklahoma City. She chose her numbers based on her children’s ages. The Plackemeier’s plan to use their winnings toward a cruise they have booked off the coast of Florida.
About the Oklahoma Lottery
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $232 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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