ARCADIA WOMAN CLAIMS WINNING POWERBALL TICKET FROM NOVEMBER DRAWING
Players Encouraged to Double Check Tickets
Oklahoma City (Jan. 12, 2008) – Cinda Covel of Arcadia can no longer say she never wins anything. As a Powerball winner of $40,000 in cash, her luck has changed.
Last Saturday, Covel stopped at the Fountain Oaks Station, 201 South Meline Drive, in Edmond to buy a Lottery ticket. The clerk told her that the store had sold a winning ticket but no one had come forward.
“I went out to my vehicle to get my back tickets,” says Covel. “I don’t normally check my tickets after every draw so I had several to check.”
That’s when the clerk told her she had won big and needed to visit the Lottery headquarters to claim her prize.
The Oklahoma Lottery always encourages players to keep their tickets in a safe place and to check the winning numbers after every drawing.
Covel says she plans to use her cash toward paying her mortgage, paying off her car and then having some fun. Her best advice for others is to play and “make sure you Power play your tickets” to get the best bang for your buck.
About the Oklahoma Lottery
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $236 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.