TULSA’S “LUCKY 13” CLAIM $200,000 POWERBALL PRIZE
OKLAHOMA CITY – Thirteen Tulsa area residents, employees of Metro Machine Works Inc., traveled to the Oklahoma Lottery Commission headquarters in Oklahoma City today to pick-up 12 individual checks totaling $200,000 they won playing a group Powerball ticket.
The winning ticket was purchased at Quick Trip #102, 6008 S. 49th W Ave. in Tulsa.
“I have some of the best employees,” said Charles W. Elliott, owner and president of Metro Machine Works, a Tulsa-based company specializing in machine work for oil, paper and plastic industries. “They sacrifice a lot and work a lot of overtime hours, so they truly deserve this prize.”
The company regularly pools their money together to play Powerball. The money was divided 12 ways because two members of the group split the cost of one share.
Charles W. Elliott II, Tulsa
(owner/president of Metro Machine Works Inc.)
Brady D. Cole, Wagoner
Tommy R. Darland, Tulsa
Van Dendy, Jr., Broken Arrow
Ryan A. Dunigan, Tulsa
Charles W. Elliott, Tulsa
Joseph E. Greenn Jr., Tulsa
Shawna D. Long, Tulsa
Dennis F. Spencer, Skiatook
Phillip R. Staehle, Tulsa
Joseph P. Winningham, Tulsa
Sarah J. Winningham Tulsa
Harvey R. Helton, Tulsa
They matched 5 numbers, but missed the sixth Powerball number worth $66 million. They could have won $600,000 with their five correct numbers, but didn’t spend the extra dollar for the PowerPlay option, which multiplies winnings 2-5 times. The PowerPlay multiplier on Wednesday’s drawing was 3.
Since there were no Jackpot winners in Wednesday’s drawing, the pot is now up to $89 million. The next drawing is Saturday, June 23.
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 about the Oklahoma Lottery, please visit www.lottery.ok.gov.