Valentine’s Week Lucky For Lottery Players
Oklahoma Players Win More than $1.5 Million in Prizes
Valentine’s week proved to be extra sweet for Oklahoma Lottery players with players winning more than $1.5 million in high tier prizes playing Powerball, Oklahoma Cash 5 and the newest Scratcher game Bingo.
The week started off with a group of twelve co-workers claiming a $200,000 Powerball prize. The winning ticket, purchased at Sr. Convenience in Perry, matched five white balls to win the $200,000 prize for the pool of workers from Ditch Witch.
Members of the winning group were Elizabeth Berger, Mustang; Mike Campbell, Perry; Marty Henke, Orlandon; James Herald, Mustang; Mike Ivy, Perry; Kathy Lane, Perry; Courtney Lozier, Stillwater; Cameron McNabb, Perry; Patti Phillips, Mulhall; Dukie Tell, Perry; Anne Sheets, Perry; and George Wales, Stillwater.
The sweetness continued Valentine’s Night when two tickets purchased in Oklahoma matched the five white balls in the Powerball drawing. Because the Power Play option was selected, each ticket is worth $600,000. (As of Friday afternoon, neither prize had been claimed). The tickets were purchased at the Arlington 66 at 901 Arlington Street in Ada and the Expo Truck Center in Shawnee at 2110 West Independence.
A great Valentine’s week was capped off in Thursday night’s Oklahoma Cash 5 drawing when two tickets matched all five numbers to claim the top prize of $25,000 taxes paid. The tickets were purchased at Kwik-n-Eze , 105 South Glenn English in Cordell and the Conoco All Star Store #1555 at 12300 North Pennsylvania in Oklahoma City. No one had come forward to claim these prizes yet. Players are reminded to check their tickets for both Powerball and Cash 5.
The newest Scratcher game Bingo also was sweet for Donald Farrow of Kingfisher. He claimed a top prize of $10,000 at Oklahoma Lottery Headquarters Friday. It was the first top prize awarded for the new Scratcher game.
Since the Oklahoma Lottery launched, more than $142 million in prizes has been won playing Oklahoma Lottery games, said Jim Scroggins, Oklahoma Lottery Commission Executive Director.
Proceeds from Oklahoma Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for education purposes and programs at all levels of education, Pre-K to higher education. So far more than $101 million has been transferred to the Oklahoma Education Lottery Trust Fund.
For more information, please contact Houston Hunt, at 405.507.6276, or visit the Oklahoma Lottery’s official website at www.lottery.ok.gov.