OKLAHOMA CITY (April 17, 2008) – What would have been a $10,000 winning ticket sold at a Wagoner grocery store turned into an impressive $100,000 thanks to the 10X Power Play multiplier selected in last night’s Powerball drawing.
“Not bad,” said Oklahoma Lottery Director Jim Scroggins. “One dollar [the cost of purchasing the Power Play option] got someone an extra $90,000.”
The ticket was purchased at Ginny’s Log Cabin Grocery, located at 31101 E. 690 Rd. in Wagoner.The numbers drawn were 11, 16, 18, 21, 51 and the Powerball was 16. The Power Play multiplier was 10. The winner has 180 days to claim their prizes at Lottery Headquarters, 3817 N. Santa Fe in Oklahoma City.
Two $10,000 winning tickets were also sold for last night’s drawing.
Two couples from Norman are splitting one of the $10,000 prizes. William Wildman and his wife, Heather, will be splitting their prize with long time friends, the Wade family. The couples have played as a pool since the Lottery’s launch.
The Wildman-Wade group purchased their winning ticket in Norman at Homeland #255, 1251 Alameda St. The group will use their winnings to take their children to Disney World.
The other $10,000 ticket was purchased in Oklahoma City at Southside Food Mart, 2600 S. Western Ave.
Scroggins always encourages people to check their tickets closely following each drawing, but said it’s especially important this time because the Power Play option turned $100 winning tickets into $1,000 for 55 lucky Oklahomans.
Because no one correctly matched all six numbers the jackpot has climbed to an estimated $105 million for Saturday’s drawing.
For more information about the Oklahoma Lottery, please visit www.lottery.ok.gov.