POWERBALL DREAM LEADS NEWCASTLE WOMAN TO $50K WIN
Kathryn Abbott, a resident of Newcastle, Oklahoma, won $40,000 on Nov. 10 playing Powerball, she also won $10,000, thanks to an honest mistake and information from a dream.
Abbott purchased two separate Powerball tickets prior to the Nov. 10 drawing at Tri-City 66, a convenience store located at 609 N.W. 32nd St. in Newcastle. She forgot to mark the Power Play option on her first ticket, so it was printed incorrectly. The retailer offered to purchase the misprinted ticket, but Abbott decided to buy it anyway because the numbers she selected had come from a dream she had. For the second transaction, Abbott had the retailer re-run her play slip, using the “dream” numbers again, adding the Power Play option.
The winning numbers from the Saturday, Nov. 10 drawing were 6, 22, 24, 26, 30 and the Powerball was 12. The Power Play multiplier was 4. Abbott owned two of the three tickets purchased in Oklahoma that correctly matched four white balls and the red Powerball. Purchasing both tickets made her the state’s top winner for that drawing.
Abbott has played the Lottery regularly since it launched in Oklahoma. She plans to use the money to pay bills and invest for retirement.
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $157 million has been contributed to education since November 2005.
Proceeds are used statewide to supplement existing funds for a variety of important 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