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$600,000 Powerball Winner Claims Prize 

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – June 28, 2006 – John May, of Oklahoma City, today claimed his $600,000 Powerball prize at lottery headquarters. 

May purchased his lucky winning ticket at Break Time 5, 1100 North Meridian in Oklahoma City.  A regular Powerball player, May matched all five white Powerball numbers
(8-11-30-39-47) from last Saturday night’s (June 24) drawing to win $200,000.  Because he
also selected the Power Play option for an extra $1, he increased his winnings by that night’s multiplier number, which was 3. 

May says he chooses his own numbers and has picked the same numbers every week since the lottery launched the Powerball game in mid-January.

“Mr. May told us he was already planning to buy a new house, and now with this extra cash, he’ll definitely put those plans into action,” said Jim Scroggins, executive director of the Oklahoma Lottery.   May’s check, after taxes, was $426,000.

The lottery also announced today that it still has not been contacted by the individual with the $101.8 million winning Powerball ticket from the June 17 drawing.  The winning ticket was sold in Broken Arrow. 

Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 9:59 p.m. (CST) and are telecast live on the lottery’s drawing stations – KOKH-Fox and KOCB-WB in Oklahoma City,
and on KWBT-WB in Tulsa.  Results are also available immediately after each drawing on the lottery’s official website at www.lottery.ok.gov and are distributed to the media for television
and radio broadcast as well as printed daily in newspapers throughout the state.

Players can purchase Powerball tickets – and the optional Power Play multiplying feature – at lottery-contracted retail locations throughout the state until 7:59 p.m. (CST) on the night of the drawing.

All profits from the Oklahoma Lottery are used to support improvements and enhancements for educational purposes and programs at all levels – from Pre-Kindergarten
to higher education.

For more information please contact Lisa Fortier at 405-522-7751 or visit the Oklahoma Lottery’s website at www.lottery.ok.gov.

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