POWERBALL JACKPOT ROLLS TO $210 MILLION
Seven Oklahoma Winners Missed Jackpot By Only One Number
There were no jackpot winners following the Powerball draw on Wednesday evening, rolling the big prize to a hefty $210 million. Oklahoma nearly struck gold for a third time with seven winning tickets sold in the state missing the jackpot by only one number.
“It is certainly unusual to have this many winners in one Powerball draw come so close to winning the jackpot,” said Jim Scroggins, executive director of the Oklahoma Lottery Commission.
The winning numbers drawn August 15, 2007 were: 19-22-24-38-51, and the Powerball was 9. The Power Play multiplier was 2. Winning tickets were sold at retail locations in Broken Arrow, Del City, Enid, Oklahoma City (2), Vinita and Watts. All of the winners have 180 days from the day of the drawing to claim their prizes.
All seven Oklahoma winners matched four out of five white balls and the Powerball number, earning $10,000 each. Two of the winners, including the first to claim her prize, Connie Sterling from Oklahoma City, doubled her winnings to $20,000 by purchasing the $1 Power Play multiplier.
Sterling is retiring in 44 working days and plans to use the money for her retirement.
“This makes a good retirement present!” she said. “We are all for the Oklahoma Lottery.”
Sterling purchased her winning ticket at College Station, 7500 S. May Ave. in Oklahoma City. She used Easy Pick to select her numbers.
Oklahoma has had two Powerball jackpot winners. The first jackpot, for $101.8 million, was claimed in August 2006. In June of this year, the second jackpot from Oklahoma was claimed for $105.8 million.
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $136 million has been contributed to education since November 2005.
For more information about The Oklahoma Lottery, please visit www.lottery.ok.gov.