Midwest City Resident Claims $1 Million
Oklahoma's Newest Millionaire
Ricky Hall of Midwest City received an early present this holiday season by becoming Oklahoma’s newest millionaire. Hall came forward today at Lottery headquarters to claim one of the three winning Powerball tickets worth $1 million from the Dec. 4th drawing.
The ticket was purchased at Tuti’s located at 700 Post Rd. in Midwest City.
Hall has only played the Lottery for about a month. He matched five of five white balls to win a $1 million prize. After taxes, Hall walked away with approximately $710,000.
“I thought I had won $100,000 until I got to Lottery headquarters and discovered it was a $1 million prize,” Hall said. “I am not going to do anything extravagant with my winnings, but there will be a lot of smiling faces at my house!”
Hall plans to use his winnings to pay bills and have a happy holiday season with his family.
Another one of the three $1 million winning tickets from the Dec. 4th Powerball drawing was previously claimed by a group of co-workers and friends.
The Lucky 14, as they have named themselves, includes: Dara Siphaxay, Shelly Beavers, Chaninanh Chanthongdee, Minh Thi Doan, Khamouang Duagvilay, James Jackson, Maria Juarez, Detrick Long, William Nammixay, Nhung Nguyen, Phomphiphack Pangthong, Kesone Siharath, Souneth Singnavong and Vinh Van Vu, all of Oklahoma City.
After taxes, each member of the group received approximately $50,000. Their winning ticket was purchased at Samir Grocery located at 2901 N. Walker in Oklahoma City.
There is still one $1million winning Powerball ticket that is unclaimed. The winning numbers from the Dec. 4th drawing were 6, 9, 11, 31, and 44. The Powerball number is 25. The unclaimed ticket was sold at OnCue Express located at 1 NW 23rd St in Oklahoma City.
Winners have 180 days from the day of the drawing to claim their prize at the Oklahoma Lottery headquarters, located at 3817 N. Santa Fe in Oklahoma City.
Since its launch, the Oklahoma Lottery has had four Powerball jackpot winners and 38 prizes of $1 million or more.
About the Oklahoma Lottery
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $558 million has been contributed to education since November 2005 with funds appropriated by the State Legislature to pay debt service on a higher education capital bond issue; to pay support salaries for public schools and for equipment, scholarships and other purposes at our career and technology education institutions.