OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Lottery officials say the program has reached a milestone by raising more than $500 million for education in the state.
The lottery's executive director, Rollo Redburn, said Monday the lottery has contributed more than $500 million to state education since it was launched in 2005. A transfer of revenue on Oct. 9 pushed contributions over the $500 million mark.
Redburn says lottery workers and vendors are proud to support Oklahoma education.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man is $250,000 richer, thanks to a Mega Millions lottery ticket.
Oklahoma Lottery officials say Arthur Wallace claimed his prize Monday after purchasing the winning ticket for the March 30 drawing at a QuikTrip store in Sand Springs. The record-setting Mega Millions jackpot that day was $656 million.
Officials say after taxes were applied, Wallace pocketed $177,500.