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Oklahoma City (Nov. 21, 2008) ­ Jerry Shearer of Chouteau won $20,000 playing Powerball with Power Play. He chose his lucky numbers using birthdays and he doesn¹t plan on changing his numbers any time soon.

Shearer purchased his winning ticket at the E-Z Mart 570 at 102 S. Chouteau in his hometown.

³I discovered I had won on Sunday and used the Lottery brochure to figure out how much I had won,² he said.

For now, he doesn¹t have any specific plans on how to use his winnings but he plays the Lottery knowing that it helps support Oklahoma¹s education.

³I think it¹s great!²

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.

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