OKLAHOMA CITY MUSICIAN WINS 10K POWERBALL PRIZE
Rodney McClure, a local musician, recently won $10,000 playing Powerball. He purchased his winning ticket at the Albertson’s on 5857 N.W. Expressway in Oklahoma City.
McClure who has played the lottery regularly since it began, normally picks his own numbers, but chose to use Easy Pick on this occasion.
“I didn’t realize I was a winner,” McClure said. “I thought I won $10, but instead won $10,000.” He plans to put some of the winnings into savings, and use some to help finance the recording of his new CD.
Powerball drawings are held Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tickets may be purchased until 8:59 p.m. the evening of the drawing. The Powerball jackpot is currently $36 million.
Net proceeds of all lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $125.4 million has been contributed to education since November 2005.
For more information, please visit www.lottery.ok.gov.