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Couple Plans Memorable Trip and Home Improvements

Larry and Deborah Woods win $40,000 playing Powerball with Powerplay


Oklahoma City (August 5, 2009) – Larry and Deborah Woods of Chelsea are making exciting plans since winning $40,000 playing Powerball with Power Play. By purchasing Power Play for an extra $1, the couple turned their $10,000 win into $40K.

“I want to take Larry back to Seattle because that’s where he landed on his return from the Vietnam War. He hasn’t been there since,” Deborah said.

The Woods purchased their winning ticket at Jiffy Mart, 720 Walnut Street, in Chelsea and received their winning numbers through Quick Pick.

“I checked the numbers online on Sunday and my eyeballs almost popped out!” Larry said. “I kept checking the numbers and even had to go over to my neighbors and have them check the ticket.”

The couple plays the Lottery knowing a part of the proceeds benefit Oklahoma education.

“I’m glad it’s supporting education,” Larry said.

Along with a vacation, Larry and Deborah would like to add a covered deck off their patio as well as tuck a portion away toward retirement.

About the Oklahoma Lottery
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $279 million has been contributed to education since November 2005 with funds directed to the higher education capital bond issue and funds directed to the Oklahoma Education Lottery Trust Fund (OELTF). The Oklahoma Legislature appropriates the OELTF.

Proceeds are used statewide to supplement existing funds for a variety of important education purposes, including: teacher compensation and benefits, early childhood development programs, college scholarships, classroom technology and construction of educational facilities.    

For more information about the Oklahoma Lottery, please visit www.lottery.ok.gov.

The Oklahoma Lottery makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of information provided on this website. In the event of any conflict between the winning numbers posted on this website and winning numbers as contained in the Oklahoma Lottery gaming system, the winning numbers as drawn and as contained in the gaming system will be treated as official. All winning tickets must be validated through the Oklahoma Lottery gaming system.