ERICK RESIDENTS WINS TOP PRIZE PLAYING LUCKY 7s SCRATCHER
Oklahoma City (May 15, 2009)
Stephanie Nettles of Oklahoma City won $15,000 playing the Oklahoma Lottery's Bingo Scratcher, but instead of making big plans for her winnings, she's treating her parents to a relaxing vacation.
"I've played the Lottery for years and absolutely freaked out when I realized I had won", said Nettles.
She purchased her winning ticket at Speed Mart, 1700 N. May, in Oklahoma City. Nettles said she would encourage others to play the Lottery and she believes it's good that the Lottery helps support Oklahoma education.
For now, her mother and father haven't decided where they'll travel.
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.