Bixby Resident Wins Top Prize of $17,000 Playing Winning 7s Scratcher
Oklahoma City (March 26, 2010) – Keith Roller of Bixby was happy when he thought he had won $1,700. Now imagine his excitement when he realized he had won 10x that amount. Playing the Oklahoma Lottery’s Winning 7s Scratcher, Roller won the top prize of $17,000!
“I was in shock and couldn’t believe it,” he said. “I thought it was a trick.”
Roller purchased his winning ticket at Fox Mart, 16907 S. Memorial Drive, in Bixby.
A father of three, he plays the Lottery regularly knowing that a portion of its proceeds helps support Oklahoma education. He also tries to help his local schools by volunteering as a coach for some of the elementary teams.
For now, Roller plans to use a portion of his winnings to repair a few antique cars and is hinting at summer fun with a new four-wheeler.
About the Oklahoma Lottery
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $322 million has been contributed to education since November 2005 with funds directed to common education, career and technical education and to the higher education capital bond issue through 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.