OKLAHOMA LOTTERY SEEKS FIRST BIG MEGA MILLIONS WINNER
Winning Ticket Worth $40,000 Sold in Guymon
Oklahoma City (Feb. 8, 2010) – The Oklahoma Lottery is seeking its first big winner from Mega Millions since the new multi-state game launched in Oklahoma a week ago. A winning Mega Millions ticket worth $40,000 was sold at Wes-T-Go #14 at 1199 NE 12th Street in Guymon.
“We’re excited to already have a big winner with Mega Millions and we expect many more to follow,” said Jim Scroggins, executive director of the Oklahoma Lottery.
The winning numbers from last Friday night’s drawing are 10, 20, 45, 51 and 53. The Mega Ball number is 41 and the Megaplier is 4.
Mega Millions has a starting jackpot of $12 million and drawings are held on Tuesdays and Fridays. Tickets cost $1 per play and for an additional $1, players can add Megaplier for a chance to double, triple or quadruple their winnings.
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.