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Tom Allesio and Dawn Hile, a brother and sister from Tulsa, Oklahoma, started 2008 in style by claiming their $200,000 winning ticket from the Jan. 2 Powerball drawing.
“I feel really blessed,” Hile said.  
She plans to save some of the money for retirement, and will help her daughter pay for school. Allesio said he will pay-off his house.
Tom and Toni have played the Lottery together every drawing for about five years, using the same numbers each time.  They played in Kansas before the Lottery launched in Oklahoma.
The winning ticket was purchased at Reasor’s, a grocery store located at 7114 S. Sheridan Rd. in Tulsa.
“This doesn’t change our lives, we are simple people,” Hile said.  “We are glad Oklahoma got Powerball.”
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education.  More than $160 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.    


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.