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GORE RESIDENT WINS $25K PLAYING HOLIDAY CASH John McCann Wins $25,000 Playing Holiday Cash Scratcher

John McCann, a resident of Gore, Oklahoma, won $25,000 on Dec. 5 playing the Oklahoma Lottery’s Holiday Cash Scratcher.  He doesn’t have any plans for the money yet, but thinks he will probably save it. McCann is pictured with his daughter, Pat Minter.
“I don’t plan, because if you plan, you will already have it spent,” McCann said.  “If you spend your money fairly, the Lottery is nice.”
McCann purchased the winning ticket at Homeland, located at 1300 S. York St. in Muskogee.  He said he has played the Lottery rarely since it launched, but likes to play in Oklahoma to keep his money in Oklahoma.
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.