NORMAN RESIDENT JUMPS FOR JOY
Lottery Winner Overwhelmed by $30K Win on Birthday
Oklahoma City (Feb. 20, 2009) – Shanda Myers of Norman scratched her Crown Jewel 7s Scratcher and immediately started screaming and crying—and that was just for $2,000. Several minutes passed before she finished scratching her ticket to learn she had actually won $30,000.
“I was so happy to have won $2,000 that it took me awhile to finish scratching the ticket,” said Myers.
She purchased the Scratcher on her birthday at Homeland at 2600 W. Robinson in Norman.
“I was given Scratchers as a birthday gift and when I went in to redeem my winning tickets, I bought the Crown Jewel 7s ticket,” said Myers. “Scratchers make great birthday gifts.”
She appreciates the Lottery funds helping support Oklahoma education and plans to pay bills with her winnings.
“I have a three-year-old and I know it will benefit my child someday,” she said. “This birthday is going to be hard to beat next year.”
About the Oklahoma Lottery
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $250 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.