OKLAHOMA CITY RESIDENTS WIN PLAYING POWERBALL
$10K and $30K Powerball Winners from Wednesday Draw
Oklahoma City (May 29, 2009) – Dipesh Patel and Jason Mitchell, Oklahoma City residents, were hoping to hit the jackpot but neither are disappointed by their wins.
Dipesh Patel normally doesn’t play the Lottery.
“I only purchased tickets because the jackpot was so high,” he said.
Patel purchased his winning ticket at Okie Food Mart, 4017 SE 29th St., in Oklahoma City. He received his winning numbers via Easy Pick and said he plans to put his money in the bank.
Jason Mitchell would have won $10,000 but instead, for an additional dollar, he added Power Play to his purchase and tripled his winnings. According to the Oklahoma Lottery,
out of the six $10,000 winners from Wednesday night’s draw, Mitchell was the only one who added Power Play to win $30,000.
“My dad encouraged me to play,” Mitchell said. “He even helped me fill out the playslip.”
Mitchell purchased his winning ticket at Shop Savings, 9207 NE 10th St., in Oklahoma City and used the numbers of his birth date. For now, he doesn’t have any definite plans on how he will use his winnings.
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.