CLEVELAND RESIDENT WINS $10K PLAYING POWERBALL
Lois Blackburn, a resident of Cleveland, Oklahoma, won $10,000 on Nov. 17 playing Powerball.
Blackburn purchased her winning ticket at Fiesta Mart, a convenience store located at 1614 E. Skelley Dr. in Tulsa. She plans to share the money with her kids.
This was the first Powerball ticket Blackburn ever purchased by herself, typically participating in a pool that plays every draw. She couldn’t believe it when she heard her numbers drawn, and called the Lottery twice to make sure she heard correctly. Then she called her daughter to tell her she had correctly matched four white balls and the Powerball and asked if that meant she won something. Her daughter asked her to repeat the numbers on her ticket a couple of times to check them against the winning numbers. Finally, she said, “Mom, you won $10,000!”
Blackburn said she is “just so excited to win anything.”
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $157 million has been contributed to education since November 2005.
Proceeds are used statewide to supplement existing funds for a variety of important 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.