OKLAHOMA CITY MAN WINS $10K PLAYING POWERBALL
Oklahoma City (May 8, 2009) – Another Oklahoma City resident is a Powerball winner. Christopher Clark won $10,000 from last Wednesday’s draw. He purchased his winning ticket from the Okie Mini Mart at 4017 SE 29th in Del City.
“My wife woke me up and told me we had won but I was pessimistic,” he said. “I didn’t believe her at first.”
Clark received his winning numbers through Easy Pick but often selects his own numbers as well. When asked about his plans for his winnings, he and his wife have different ideas.
“I want to buy a motorcycle but I know she won’t let me,” said Clark, laughing. “I think we’ll probably pay off our washer and dryer.”
A longtime player, Clark thinks it’s good that the Lottery proceeds help support Oklahoma education.
“Anything that generates money for schools is good.”
About the Oklahoma Lottery
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $261 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.