NEWS 9 PHOTOJOURNALIST WINS $25K B-DAY SURPRISE
OKLAHOMA CITY – Richard Kriegel, a veteran photojournalist with KWTV News Channel 9 in Oklahoma City, won $25,000 taxes paid on Sept. 8 playing Oklahoma Cash 5.
The winning numbers from Saturday’s drawing were 10, 15, 17, 23 and 26.
Kriegel plans to give some of the money to charity and the family’s church, and will use the rest to celebrate family birthdays. He turns 50 in November, and his wife’s birthday is this month.
“It is a nice birthday surprise,” Kriegel said.
Kriegel said he has played the Lottery twice weekly since it began in Oklahoma, but this is only his second time to play Oklahoma Cash 5. He purchased the winning ticket at Circle K, located at 4501 N.W. 63rd St. in Oklahoma City.
Kriegel is the first to win the $25,000 grand prize in a Saturday drawing. The Oklahoma Lottery added Saturday drawings to the Cash 5 game in mid July of this year.
Winning numbers are drawn Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights at 9:59 p.m. CST on KOKH FOX 25.
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $139 million has been contributed to education since November 2005.