Press Release


Oklahoma City (Feb. 10, 2009) – Cupid may have been at work for Vernon Knibbs of Guthrie. He won $1,400 playing the Oklahoma Lottery’s Cash and Kisses Scratcher and plans to use part of his winnings toward a Valentine’s Day gift for his wife.
Knibbs purchased his winning ticket at the G&R Food Mart at 3129 Tinker Diagonal in Del City. Excited to win, he also plans to use his new cash on a home remodeling project.

About the Oklahoma Lottery
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $244 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.  
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