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First Trip claimed from Race to Win Scratcher
Retired Firefighter Wins Trip to the Big Racerichard hansen photo

The first trip from the Race to Win Scratcher was claimed on Thursday at Oklahoma Lottery headquarters. Richard E.Hansen, a retired firefighter of Edmond, Oklahoma, claimed a race weekend prize package Thursday that he won playing the Scratcher Race to Win. Hansen purchased his winning ticket at Conoco Foodshoppe, 7040 NW 122nd, in Oklahoma City.

Hansen won one of 20 trips for two available in the game. The trip prize package includes: transportation to and from the races, admission tickets to three days of race events, hotel accommodations and spending money.

Hansen who purchased the ticket as a birthday present for himself said he does not know much about racing, but he is excited and plans to enjoy the trip.

The Race to Win Scratcher went on sale April 24, 2007. The game offers players a chance to win up to $10,000 in cash prizes or a trip to the big race weekend in Ft. Worth, Texas. Nineteen trip prize packages are still available in the game.

Another lucky player, Dennis R. Davis also of Edmond, won $10,000 playing Powerball. Davis purchased his winning Powerball ticket from Circle K, 13600 N Eastern, in Oklahoma City.

Since the Oklahoma Lottery launched, more than $145 million in prizes has been won playing Oklahoma Lottery games, said Jim Scroggins, Oklahoma Lottery Commission Executive Director.

Proceeds from Oklahoma Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for education purposes and programs at all levels of education, Pre-K to higher education. So far more than $122 million has been transferred to the Oklahoma Education Lottery Trust Fund

For more information, please contact Houston Hunt, at 405.507.6276, or visit the Oklahoma Lottery’s official website at www.lottery.ok.gov.

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