CLEVELAND WOMAN WINS GAS FOR A YEAR PLAYING FILL‘ER UP SCRATCHER
OKLAHOMA CITY (May 9, 2008) – Janet Wharton, a Cleveland resident, won gas for a year on May 5 playing the Oklahoma Lottery’s Fill‘er Up Scratcher.
“I couldn’t believe I won,” she said. “I’m ecstatic about winning and it’s going to be a great help traveling this summer, especially since my husband has to commute over 100 miles a day to work.”
Wharton has played the Lottery on a weekly basis since its launch and purchased her ticket at Billy B’s, Route 3 Box 238, in Cleveland. She appreciates the Lottery’s support of education.
“I encourage everyone to try the Lottery because you never know when you’ll win. If you don’t play, you can’t win.”
To win, customers must reveal three “Gas Can” play symbols in any row, column or diagonal and win the prize shown in the “prize box”. If the player reveals a “Gas” prize symbol in the “prize box”, they win gas for a year.
The Fill‘er Up Scratchers cost $1 and can be purchased at any Oklahoma Lottery retailer.
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.