KANSAS, OKLAHOMA MAN WINS $30K PLAYING BIG MONEY SCRATCHER
OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 11, 2008) – Raymond Wadsworth of Kansas, Okla. won $30,000 playing the Oklahoma Lottery’s Big Money Scratcher. He purchased his winning ticket at Station 2, 137 State Hwy 59, in Watts.
A Lottery player since it began, Wadsworth’s first reaction to winning was that someone was playing a prank.
“I thought the ticket was a fake,” he says. “I told my wife to look at it and see if someone was playing a trick on me.”
Wadsworth bought the ticket early one morning on his way home from work. His wife, Niki, happened to still be awake waiting for him to arrive home.
“I normally don’t play Big Money but I just had a feeling about that game,” says Wadsworth. “If people play they should follow they’re gut feeling.”
The Wadsworth’s are glad the Lottery supports Oklahoma’s education and they plan on using their winnings toward buying a car and saving for their children’s future.
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $215 million has been contributed to education since November 2005.
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.