ERICK RESIDENTS WINS TOP PRIZE PLAYING LUCKY 7s SCRATCHER
Oklahoma City (May 15, 2009)
Jeffrey Abla of Erick won the top prize of $777 playing the Oklahoma Lottery's Lucky 7s Scratcher. He purchased his winning ticket at Leedy Country Store in Leedy.
Abla said he just happened to be passing through Leedy when he bought his ticket. He plans to use his winnings toward a fishing trip.
It's great that the Lottery helps support education, said Abla. Anything to help the kids is good.
About the Oklahoma Lottery
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $266 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.