EDMOND RESIDENTS WIN TOP PRIZE PLAYING OKLAHOMA LOTTERY SCRATCHERS
Oklahoma City (Jan. 26, 2009) – Brent Fahey and Junaid Riaz of Edmond recently won top prizes playing Oklahoma Lottery Scratchers. Fahey won the top prize of $2,500 playing the Sapphire Riches Scratcher and Riaz cashed in with a win of $1,000 playing the Lucky Dog Scratcher.
“I thought I had lost until I scratched the last spot,” said Brent Fahey. “I called my dad but he didn’t believe me at first.”
Fahey says he thinks it’s good the Lottery proceeds help support Oklahoma’s education. He plans on saving most of his winnings but he may splurge and buy himself a gift.
Fahey purchased his winning Lucky Dog Scratcher at Quick Stop #2, 1301 S. Boulevard Street, in Edmond.
Junaid Riaz purchased his winning ticket at Okie Foods, 10600 N. Western, in Oklahoma City.
“It seemed really crazy,” said Riaz about winning. “It’s hard to believe.”
Riaz is glad the Lottery helps support Oklahoma’s education and plans to do some shopping with his new cash.
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 www.lottery.ok.gov.