BIG CABIN COUPLE WIN $12,000!
Oklahoma City (Jan. 12, 2009) – A $2 Oklahoma Lottery Scratcher brought more than entertainment to Calvin and June Ray—it brought cash. In an instant, the Big Cabin couple won $12,000.
Calvin and June play the lottery about once a week and purchased their winning ticket at the Jiffy Mart at 720 Walnut Street in Chelsea. Surprised by the amount, the scratcher’s top prize, they had the retailer check the ticket to make sure it was correct.
The couple plays the Oklahoma Lottery knowing that a portion of its proceeds helps support Oklahoma education.
“We think it’s good,” said Calvin.
Calvin and June plan to use their winnings toward bills.
About the Oklahoma Lottery
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $305 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.