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HARRAH RESIDENT WINS $25K TAXES PAID PLAYING CASH 5Oklahoma City (Dec. 2, 2008) – Joseph Pizzitola of Harrah won $25,000 taxes paid playing Oklahoma Cash 5. He purchased his ticket at Cigarette Express, 1805 S. Air Depot, in Midwest City.
Pizzitola says he plays the Lottery sporadically and he just started purchasing tickets at Cigarette Express because he likes the employees and it’s convenient.
“I just discovered I had won,” he said, “I visited the Lottery website and entered my numbers to see how much I had won.”
Pizzitola randomly chose his winning numbers and he plans to use his winnings toward paying bills and purchasing a new lawn mover.
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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.     
For more information about the Oklahoma Lottery, please visit www.lottery.ok.gov.


The Oklahoma Lottery makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of information provided on this website. In the event of any conflict between the winning numbers posted on this website and winning numbers as contained in the Oklahoma Lottery gaming system, the winning numbers as drawn and as contained in the gaming system will be treated as official. All winning tickets must be validated through the Oklahoma Lottery gaming system.