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Powerball Proof That Every Second Counts - Jenks retailer sells $10,000 Powerball winning ticket

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – January 17, 2006 – Talk about luck.  Talk about validating the expression, “Every second counts.”  Saturday’s $10,000 winning Powerball ticket was sold at approximately 7:59 p.m. CST at Kum & Go #844, 11030 S. Elm, Jenks, within seconds of the cut-off of sales for the January 14 Powerball drawing, the state’s first in what will be twice-weekly drawings in the multi-state game known for its mega-jackpots and eight other cash prize levels ranging from $3 to $200,000.  The $10,000 winner has yet to step forward to claim his prize.

“Had the player waited just a few more seconds, his ticket would not have been valid for the Saturday night drawing, but rather it would have had to wait for the drawing tomorrow night,” said Jim Scroggins, executive director of the Oklahoma Lottery.  “This individual was lucky in every way, with one exception.  Had he purchased the Power Play option for an extra $1, he would have won $50,000.”

There were 33,679 lottery players purchasing Powerball tickets from Oklahoma retailers who won $255,160 in Saturday night’s drawing; 7,248 Oklahoma Lottery players also chose Power Play and multiplied their winnings by five.

The Wednesday, January 18 Powerball jackpot is an estimated $87 million.  The one-time cash option is an estimated $43.1 million.

For more information please visit the Oklahoma Lottery Commission website at www.lottery.ok.gov, or contact Marisa Schrieber, Jordan Associates PR Specialist, at 405.840.3201.

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