MIDWEST CITY COUPLE CLAIMS $200K POWERBALL PRIZE
OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 25, 2008) – The $200,000 winning ticket sold at a Midwest City convenience store for the Wednesday, Feb. 20, Powerball drawing was claimed today by Dorothy and Roy Mize, a married couple from Midwest City.
This is their first big win. They plan to pay bills with the money.
Dorothy learned from local media that the winning ticket was sold at Steve’s Short Stop, where they often purchase their tickets. She rushed to check her husband’s tickets, forgetting that she had also purchased two tickets for this drawing. She later found her tickets and realized her tickets were the winners.
Dorothy $200,000 winning ticket correctly matched all five white numbers, missing only the Powerball. On a separate play, Dorothy missed all five white numbers, but correctly matched the Powerball number, earning an additional $3 for a total prize of $200,003.
After taxes, the Mizes walked away with a check for $142,002.
Raymond Carpenter, an Oklahoma City resident, claimed the $30,000 winning ticket purchased for Saturday evening’s Powerball drawing at Fun Mart, a convenience store located at 6723 N. Meridian Ave. in Oklahoma City.
“The Lottery is a win-win for everyone,” Carpenter said.
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $172 million has been contributed to education since November 2005.
Proceeds are used statewide to supplement existing funds for a variety of important 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.