SPERRY RESIDENTS CLAIM $200K POWERBALL PRIZE
Kenneth York Jr., a resident of Sperry, Oklahoma, and his wife, Joanne, claimed a winning Powerball ticket worth $200,000 that they purchased at a convenience store in Skiatook, Oklahoma, for the Saturday, Feb. 2, drawing.
Kenneth York said this is the first big prize he has won, except for the electric skillet he won when he was eight.
The York’s plan to use the money to pay off their house, take a vacation, and decide what to do with the rest later.
“We are beside ourselves; it is a relief,” Joanne York said.
According to her husband, Joanne spent an entire day carefully selecting the numbers they would play.
The winning ticket was purchased at Kum & Go, located at 951 W. Rogers Blvd. in Skiatook.
The numbers drawn Saturday were 14, 16, 25, 26, 44, and the Powerball was 30. The Power Play multiplier was 3. The Yorks correctly matched the first five numbers, missing only the Powerball. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers the jackpot is an estimated $52 million for Wednesday’s drawing.
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $169 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.