LAWTON MAN WINS $10K PLAYING POWERBALL
Ticket was from December Drawing
Oklahoma City (March 19, 2009) – John Morrow of Lawton has had $10,000 in his truck’s glove compartment for months. He purchased a winning Powerball ticket for the Dec. 13, 2008 drawing but didn’t get around to checking the numbers until now.
“I went to the store and had the clerk check a handful of tickets,” said Morrow. “They didn’t tell me how much I had won, just that larger prizes had to be claimed at Lottery headquarters.”
Morrow learned of his big $10K win when he came to claim his prize. He bought his winning ticket where he often purchases gas at the EZ Go, 6439 NW Cache Road, in Lawton. Morrow received his winning numbers through Easy Pick.
“I don’t know what I’ll do with the money yet,” said Morrow. “I haven’t had much time to think about it but I think I’ll probably start checking my tickets on a more regular basis.”
About the Oklahoma Lottery
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $254 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.