TULSA AT&T EMPLOYEES CLAIM $50K POWERBALL PRIZE
OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 29, 2008) – A group of seven AT&T employees from the Tulsa area won $50,000 on Feb. 27 playing Powerball with Powerplay.
Roger Roden, a member of the employee pool known as “Tulsa 7,” has joked since the group formed that if they won he would take them all out for tacos and Sprite. The group plans to hold him to that promise.
Roden jokingly adjusted his responsibility saying, “It will only be one taco each and a small Sprite.”
Winners include: Patricia Moon, Broken Arrow; Mary Sanderson, Glenpool; Julia Woodard, Owasso; and Sara Carl, David Grissett, Roger Roden and Steve Spradlin from Tulsa.
“We are very happy and kind of in shock,” Carl said.
The group has played the Lottery together every draw since it launched in Oklahoma. The winning ticket was purchased at QuikTrip #45, located at 1415 E. 71st St. S. in Tulsa. They always buy their tickets at this location because it’s convenient, and they use Easy Pick to select their numbers.
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.