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BLANCHARD RESIDENT WINS $20,000 PLAYING POWERBALL
BLANCHARD RESIDENT WINS $20,000 PLAYING POWERBALL

OKLAHOMA CITY (May 12, 2008) – Bill Mead, a Blanchard resident, won $20,014 on May 10 playing Powerball with Power Play. He doesn’t have any immediate plans for his winnings other than enjoying a nice meal while out on the town.   
 
Mead purchased his winning ticket at Love’s Travel Stop at 1326 S. 4th in Chickasha. He has been playing the Lottery twice a week since its launch and chooses his numbers through Easy Pick.
 
“We found out on Saturday that we won and we were just in shock.”
 
Mead matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball number.  Since he selected the Power Play option Mead doubled his prize to $20,014 for an extra dollar.
 
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $190 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.