CHICKASHA RESIDENT CASHES IN WINNING $10,000
Wins Top Prize Playing Black Gold Scratcher
Oklahoma City (March 5, 2009) – Roxanne Harris of Chickasha nearly passed out when she realized she had won $10,000—the Black Gold Scratcher top prize. She bought her ticket earlier this week at TNT Fuel Convenience, 528 W. Choctaw, in Chickasha.
“I turned white as a ghost and then immediately called my boss,” said Harris who is also an employee at TNT. “My boss told me to run it through the terminal to make sure I was a winner.”
A Lottery player since its launch, Harris said she plans to use her winnings toward purchasing a house and fixing her car. She thinks it’s good that the Lottery helps support Oklahoma education and encourages everyone to “come to TNT and buy their lottery tickets!”
About the Oklahoma Lottery
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $250 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.