Press Release



Johnnie Rogers

Oklahoma City (Jan. 26, 2009) – Johnnie Rogers of Tahlequah has always enjoyed playing the Lottery, even traveling to Missouri before Oklahoma launched its own. These days, he may stay close to home having won $10,000 from the Jan. 17 Powerball drawing. He purchased his ticket locally at Clear Creek Texaco, 1100 E. Allen Road, in Tahlequah.
Rogers received his winning numbers through Easy Pick. When he discovered he had won, he immediately called his wife and then a close friend.
“I don’t have any plans right now for how I’ll spend the money, other than paying off bills,” said Rogers.

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.   
For more information about the Oklahoma Lottery, please visit