Press Release


Lottery Winner Gives Husband a new Jeep® for Forty-First Anniversary

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug 3, 2016) - Broken Arrow resident, Debbie Vance, gave her husband a big present for their 41st anniversary, a new 2016 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Laredo. Vance won the Jeep by entering the Oklahoma Lottery’s Jump in a Jeep® promotion. The Oklahoma Lottery partnered with Fowler Jeep® of South Oklahoma City to offer this grand prize. David Vance, a retired Tulsa Fire Fighter was all smiles when stating that there was no way he could beat the anniversary present given to him by his wife. Vance, a long time lottery player says, “You can’t win these prizes if you don’t enter, so I enter them all!”

More than 66,000 total entries were received throughout the promotion, which ran from March 1through July 25, 2016. Previous Jump in a Jeep® winner, Arthur Lewis of Oklahoma City, selected a Jeep® Wrangler in the first of the two drawings. In addition, fifteen $50 gas gift cards were awarded during this promotion. The Jump in a Jeep® grand prize includes taxes paid; the Oklahoma Lottery paid all Federal and State taxes.

Mr. and Mrs. Vance, along with granddaughter Ruby accepted the prize, August 1st, their actual 41st wedding anniversary at Fowler Jeep® in South Oklahoma City located at 55 W Interstate 240 Service Rd, Oklahoma City.

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