OKLAHOMA CITY RESIDENTS WIN PLAYING THE OKLAHOMA LOTTERY
Oklahoma City (Nov. 21, 2008) Melinda Melvin and Howard Pitts of Oklahoma City won unexpected cash playing the Oklahoma Lottery<and it couldn¹t have come at a better time than just before the holidays.
Playing The Oklahoma Lottery¹s new Winter Green Scratcher, Melvin won $1,000. She says her first words upon winning were, ³Woo-Hoo!²
She purchased her ticket from the Circle K at 2101 SW 89 in Oklahoma City.
She usually purchases her tickets at this location because the ³staff is nice² and she says her winnings will go toward holiday shopping.
Pitts also took home some extra money. He won $892 playing Powerball and plans to put his money in savings. Pitts purchased his ticket from E&J Food at 7445 S. May in Oklahoma City.
About the Oklahoma Lottery
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $232 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.