YUKON RESIDENT WINS $10K PLAYING POWERBALL
Bob Thomas, a resident of Yukon, Oklahoma, won $10,000 on Nov. 24 playing Powerball. He plans to use the money to go Christmas shopping.
Thomas purchased the winning ticket at Jiffy Trip, a convenience store located at 533 S. Main in Mooreland, Oklahoma, just outside of Woodward.
Thomas has played the Lottery regularly since it launched in Oklahoma. He usually buys two tickets per week, one for the Wednesday Powerball drawing and the other for the Saturday drawing. On this occasion he purchased a multi-draw ticket, because he was going on a hunting trip and wouldn’t be able to buy a ticket on the trip.
Thomas said he would start buying the $1 Power Play option, because if he had this time he would have won $50,000.
“Someone has to win and it might as well be me or you,” Thomas said.
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $157 million has been contributed to education since November 2005.
Proceeds are used statewide to supplement existing funds for a variety of important 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