Edmond Resident Becomes Oklahoma's Newest Millionaire
Edmond resident, Lisa Nguyen, came forward today at Lottery headquarters to claim the $1 million winning Mega Millions ticket from last Friday night’s drawing.
Nguyen selected the winning numbers using the Easy Pick method and successfully matched five of five white balls for a $250,000 prize. She added the Megaplier option for an extra dollar to increase her prize to $1 million.
After taxes, Nguyen received a check for $710,000. She currently plans to save the winnings for her children’s education and future needs.
The winning ticket was purchased at Circle K located at 2216 W. Edmond Rd. in Edmond.
Oklahoma has had four Powerball jackpot winners and five Hot Lotto jackpot winners. This prize payment to Nguyen is the 34th prize of $1 million or more from the Oklahoma Lottery.
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.