Press Release


OKLAHOMA CITY (May 22, 2008) – Dalton Holmes, a Sallisaw resident, won $25,000 taxes paid on May 17 playing Oklahoma Cash 5. He doesn’t have any immediate plans for his winnings but had a lucky feeling he would win.
Holmes purchased his ticket at Diamond Express at 712 S. Kerr in Sallisaw. He has been playing the Lottery twice a week since its launch and chooses his numbers through Easy Pick.
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.     
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