MUSKOGEE RESIDENT WINS $10K PLAYING POWERBALL
OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 22, 2008) –Robert Yount, a resident of Muskogee, Oklahoma, won $10,000 on Feb. 16 playing Powerball. He plans to use the money for auto repairs and to pay bills.
The winning ticket was purchased at EZ Go #45, a convenience store located at Mile Marker 19 on the Cherokee Turnpike in Rose, Oklahoma.
Yount has played the Lottery every draw since it launched in Oklahoma. His work requires travel, so he purchases his tickets at locations all over the state.
Yount said he plays the Lottery because it supports educations.
"If I don't win, it is still supporting education," he said.
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $172 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.