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FIRST TIME LOTTERY PLAYER WINS TOP PRIZE
PLAYING NEW COOL 7s SCRATCHER
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Deer Creek Man Wins $1,777

FIRST TIME LOTTERY PLAYER WINS TOP PRIZE

OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 15, 2008) – Matt Slover of Deer Creek is Oklahoma’s first top prize winner of $1,777 playing the Oklahoma Lottery’s new Cool 7s Scratcher—and he’s calling it beginner’s luck since he had never before played the Lottery.
 
“I was in the Tuttle area visiting family when I decided to purchase a Scratcher,” said Slover. “I was shocked when I saw I had won. I kept re-checking the ticket and re-reading the instructions to make sure it was really a winning ticket.”
 
He purchased his winning ticket from Neighbors Mini Mart, 406 East Main Street in Tuttle and plans to use his surprise cash toward buying appliances for his new home.
 
Slover said he was aware that Lottery funds support Oklahoma’s education and he gladly encourages others to play.
 
About the Oklahoma Lottery
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $220 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.


    

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