HENRYETTA MAN WINS TOP PRIZE PLAYING POWER 7s SCRATCHER
Oklahoma City (June 23, 2009) – Jerry Britt of Henryetta won the top prize of $17,000 playing the Oklahoma Lottery’s Power 7s Scratcher. He purchased his winning ticket at Kum & Go #855, 1201 W. 4th, in Okmulgee.
In shock about his win, Britt had the clerk check his ticket twice.
After confirming his win, Britt drove to the Oklahoma Lottery headquarters the same day to claim his prize. He plans to use his new cash toward buying a truck, paying bills and back-to-school shopping for his children.
About the Oklahoma Lottery
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $271 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.