Press Release


Oklahoma City (Jan. 9, 2009) – Tara Smith of Shawnee usually shops at the E-Z Mart, 37400 45th Street, in Shawnee because it’s convenient—but recently good fortune came along for the ride, too. Smith played the Oklahoma Lottery’s Lucky 7s Scratcher and won its top prize of $777.
Smith said she’s excited to win and thinks it’s great that the Lottery proceeds help support Oklahoma’s education. As far as spending her new cash, Smith is keeping it simple.
“I think I’ll have a nice lunch and make some car repairs,” she says.

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.     
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