Tulsa Lottery Pool Wins $10,000 Playing Powerball
OKLAHOMA CITY (May 27, 2008) – A Lottery pool of American Airlines employees won $10,000 on April 26 playing Powerball.
The winning ticket was purchased at the Reasor’s #18 grocery store at 11550 N. 135th E. Ave. in Owasso. The group has been playing the Lottery for nine years, previously playing in Kansas and Missouri.
“We are all excited about winning and we think it’s great that the Lottery proceeds support education,” said Darren Claybrook of Sperry. “This is the biggest prize we’ve ever won as a group and we hope to come back for the big one.”
Along with Claybrook, the group also includes pool manager Alan Ludwig, Lester Cain and John Walter of Owasso, Sal Briseno of Chelsea, Athar Hassan of Broken Arrow, James Heaton and Robert Repp of Claremore, Martin Ogle of Cleveland, Jay Robertson and Eric Whaley of Collinsville, and Douglas Ruicker of Sand Springs.
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.
For more information about the Oklahoma Lottery, please visit www.lottery.ok.gov.