OKMULGEE RESIDENT WINS TOP PRIZE PLAYING CASH TO GO SCRATCHER
Oklahoma City (March 27, 2009) – Elizabeth Haynes of Okmulgee won the top prize of $1,000 playing the Oklahoma Lottery’s new Cash to Go Scratcher.
She purchased her winning ticket at the Kum & Go at 1201 W. 4th in Okmulgee.
“I had to check my ticket several times and asked the clerk to confirm my win,” said Haynes, who was shocked to have won.
For now, Haynes plans on paying bills. She says she enjoys playing the Lottery and plays Powerball every Wednesday and Saturday.
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.