Guymon Woman Wins $25,000 Playing Oklahoma Lottery Scratcher
Oklahoma City (Feb. 4, 2010) – Sandra Miller’s nickname is “Lottery Queen.” A title this Guymon resident is even more worthy of now that she’s won the top prize of $25,000 playing the Oklahoma Lottery’s World Poker Tour Scratcher.
Miller purchased her winning ticket at her usual place, Dizzy B’s Corner Mart at 1105 N. Main in Guymon.
“I went to cash in $14 worth of winning tickets and while I was there, I purchased a few more tickets and the World Poker Tour Scratcher,” said Miller. “When I scratched my ticket, I first thought I had been beat and then realized I had a royal flush.”
She went on to scratch off her prize amount, believing at first that she had won $25 until she kept scratching and revealing more zeros.
“I went back into Dizzy B’s to confirm my win and the store manager thought I had been in a wreck,” said Miller, due to her excitement. “That’s when I told her I had won the jackpot and she told me to immediately sign my ticket.”
Miller’s husband was also shocked to hear of her win—guessing that her prize was $25. She was proud to tell him it was much more.
The Miller’s plan to keep playing and Sandra Miller has specific plans for her winnings.
“I want to pay of bills and be debt free,” she said. “I’ll also use some of the money to travel to Santa Fe on a trip my family and I take every year.”
Miller adds that she loves knowing that a portion of the Oklahoma Lottery proceeds helps benefit Oklahoma education.
About the Oklahoma Lottery
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $313 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.