ENID RESIDENT WINS $10,000 PLAYING HOT LOTTO
OKLAHOMA CITY (May 7, 2008) – Kenneth Marney of Enid won $10,000 in the Hot Lotto drawing on April 26.
Marney has been playing the lottery since its launch and buys his tickets at the Lahoma Stop, 202 E. Lahoma Road.
“We couldn’t believe we had won so much,” he said.
Marney chose his numbers through Easy Pick and his immediate plans for his winnings include paying bills and giving to his church. He feels good that the money goes toward Oklahoma’s education.
Hot Lotto launched in Oklahoma on Jan.3. It is played like Powerball, and features jackpots starting at $1 million. There are nine ways to win, and tickets cost $1. Besides the jackpot prizes, players can win one of eight other cash prizes, ranging from $2 to $10,000. By adding the Sizzler feature, players can automatically triple their prize, excluding the jackpot. The overall odds of winning a Hot Lotto prize are better than 1 in 16.
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $187 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.