Life’s ‘looking up’ for Katrina evacuee who hits jackpot

first_imgA Hurricane Katrina evacuee is the first $25,000 jackpot winner of the Oklahoma lottery. Caronell E. Allen, living in Bethany since he fled New Orleans, claimed his prize Monday at the Lottery Commission office. Allen, who bought the $5 ticket at a Buy for Less store on the northwest side of Oklahoma City, said he plans to put his winnings in the bank. He also got a job as a construction site laborer the day before he bought the ticket. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Everything’s looking up,” he said.last_img read more