TULSANS CLAIM $200K POWERBALL TICKET
OKLAHOMA CITY (June 27, 2008) – Sharon Black and Robert Soucek are the owners of the winning Powerball ticket worth $200,000 from the June 25 drawing. They purchased their ticket at the G&A Stop at 2301-F W. Edison in Tulsa.
Black and Soucek said they play the Lottery regularly and chose their winning numbers through Easy Pick.
“I checked the numbers on Thursday and when I realized we had won, I went to the Lottery website to check again,” said Soucek.
He immediately called Black and the two started making plans. Since they are splitting the prize, each will receive $71,000 after taxes—and while most of the winnings will go in savings, they will soon be taking a relaxing vacation.
“Every time we play, we think…this is our contribution to education,” said Soucek knowing the Lottery supports Oklahoma’s education.
In addition, the Lottery’s retailer bonus program made the G&A Stop a winner. The store will receive $5,000 for selling the winning ticket.
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $193 million has been contributed to education since November 2005.
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.