LAWTON COUPLE CLAIMS $1M PRIZE!
High School Sweethearts Win Big
Oklahoma City (September 24, 2010) – Elvin and Jacqueline Vinson of Lawton have claimed the winning Mega Millions ticket worth $1,000,000. This is Oklahoma Lottery’s first $1,000,000 winner since the matrix change for Mega Millions went into effect on Sept. 14, 2010.
The winning ticket matched five of five white balls for a $250,000 prize but because the Vinsons purchased the Megaplier option for an additional $1, the multiplier was a guaranteed 4x making the prize $1,000,000.
Elvin purchased the winning ticket at Stripes, 4001 NW Cache Road, in Lawton. Their winning numbers were selected through the Easy Pick option.
The couple has been married for 33 years, but has known each other since second grade. Jacqueline said her husband has always said he would win a million dollars someday.
With their winnings the Vinsons plan to pay off the remainder of their mortgage and use the rest to enjoy life and take care of themselves and their children.
Elvin does not plan to return to work post winning while Jacqueline will continue to work as a federal employee for a few more years until she reaches retirement age. Elvin served 24 years in the Military and is retired from Fort Sill in Lawton.
“I believed I was going to win and I am very thankful,” said Elvin, “but I am not finished…I plan to keep playing!”
About the Oklahoma Lottery
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $357 million has been contributed to education since November 2005 with funds directed to common education, career and technical education and to the higher education capital bond issue through 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.