Oklahoma City (September 27, 2010) –Charles Anderson of Guthrie has claimed the winning Powerball ticket worth $200,000 from the Sept. 22 drawing.
The winning ticket was purchased at Lakeview Grocery, 7803 S. Sooner in Guthrie. Anderson said he always purchases his tickets from Lakeview Grocery, because it is convenient and he has known the owner for years.
Anderson plans to become debt free with his winnings and maybe purchase a riding lawn mower. When he discovered they had won, Charles immediately called his wife and told her they would no longer have to worry about paying bills.
The winning ticket matched five of five white balls for a $200,000 prize. If Anderson would have purchased the Power Play option for an additional $1, the multiplier would have been a guaranteed 5x making his prize $1,000,000.
“I wish I would have added Power Play,” Anderson said, “but I am very happy with my prize.”
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