Press Release

Tripled Her Winnings Playing Powerball with Power Play

Oklahoma City (May 26, 2009) – Sarah Harper of Sallisaw won $30,000 playing Powerball. Fortunately, she purchased Power Play for only an extra dollar and tripled her originally win of $10,000.
“When I realized I had won I called my husband screaming,” Harper said, who purchased her winning ticket at Diamond Express, 712 S. Kerry Blvd, in Sallisaw.
Regular Lottery players, Harper and her husband usually buy five tickets and when they choose numbers, they pick randomly.
“I choose the numbers for two games, he chooses for two games and then we use Easy Pick for the last game,” she said.
For now, the couple plans to first pay bills and then they might splurge on something fun.
“I would encourage others to play,” she said. “Your chances are as good as anyone else’s.”

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.    

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