NORMAN RESIDENT CLAIMS $200K WINNING POWERBALL TICKET
Oklahoma City (Feb. 27, 2009) – Tiny Jones “TJ” of Norman knows how to keep a secret. He won $200,000 during Wednesday’s Powerball drawing and didn’t tell his wife until he picked up the check.
“At first I thought I had only won a couple hundred dollars,” said Jones. “I checked online to see how much I had won and that’s when I discovered it was little bigger prize. I have definitely won my money back!”
Since his wife is under the impression that it was a small cash win, Jones claimed his winning ticket and then started home to tell his wife the full amount.
Jones plays the Lottery occasionally and he received his winning numbers through Easy Pick. He purchased his winning ticket at the Thunder Shell Food Mart at 10750 East Highway 9 in Norman.
“I plan to use my money for retirement in two or three years,” he said. He also thinks his wife will want to make some home improvements.
“I think it’s a good thing that the Lottery helps support Oklahoma education,” said Jones. “It helps to provide more school equipment for teachers.”
About the Oklahoma Lottery
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $250 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.