CLAREMORE MAN CLAIMS $10K POWERBALL TICKET
OKLAHOMA CITY (June 30, 2008) – Kim Mitchell of Claremore has claimed his winning Powerball ticket worth $10,000 from the May 24 drawing. He purchased his ticket at Quick Trip #66 located at 24985 Highway 66 in Verdigris.
Mitchell and his girlfriend, Sharissa Weddle, have played the Lottery occasionally since its launch.
“We have a large lawn so we purchased a riding lawn mower about a year ago on a 12 months same as cash program,” said Mitchell. “The 12 months is almost up and I was joking with Sharissa about maybe winning the Lottery to pay for it!”
The couple learned of the winning ticket on Memorial Day when they checked with the retailer.
“We think it’s great that the Lottery proceeds support education, especially since we have three children in school,” he said.
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $193 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.