Lawton Resident Wins $17,000 Playing Diamond White 7s Scratcher
OKLAHOMA CITY (June 3, 2008) – Walter Walker of Lawton won $17,000 on Saturday May 30 playing the Oklahoma Lottery’s Diamond White 7s Scratcher.
Walker purchased his winning ticket at the EZ GO located at the mile 21 marker on the H.E. Bailey Turnpike. He’s been playing the Lottery regularly since its launch.
“I knew instantly that I had won but my friends wouldn’t believe me,” said Walker. “I haven’t made any plans on how I’m going to spend the money because I still can’t believe I won.”
Players must reveal a black “7” to win the prize shown for that symbol. If a white “7” is revealed, the prize shown is doubled.
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $190 million has been contributed to education since November 2005.
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.