TV SHOW HELPED ENID RESIDENT WIN $10,000
Jamie Aguilar, a resident of Enid, Oklahoma, won $10,000 on Sept. 26 playing Powerball.
Aguilar was one of fifteen Oklahomans to correctly match four of five white balls plus the Powerball earning $10,000. Seven of the winners also purchased the $1 Power Play multiplier, doubling their winnings to $20,000.
The other $10,000 and $20,000 winners were from Crescent, Drumright, Locust Grove, Mannsville, Moore, Newalla, Tulsa and Oklahoma City (6).
Aguilar has played the Lottery occasionally since it launched in Oklahoma. She purchased her winning ticket at Short Stop, located at 828 S. 30th St. in Enid.
Television Series Helped Produce Winners
Several of Oklahoma’s big money winners, including Aguilar, chose their Powerball numbers from a show telecast Sunday on The Learning Channel. The show, "How the Lottery Changed My Life,” ran a set of six numbers the show claimed hit most frequently.
The TV show listed the six "most likely to hit” numbers as 8, 25, 31, 50, 44 and 54. Five of those six numbers were picked during Wednesday's Powerball drawing. The winning Powerball combination was 25, 27, 31, 44 and 54, with 8 as the Powerball number.
The odds of that happening for any drawing are 1 in 584,432, said Jim Scroggins, executive director of the Oklahoma Lottery.
The biggest local winner in Wednesday’s drawing was Denise Moore, a resident of Pond Creek, Oklahoma. Moore won $200,000 by matching all five white balls, missing only the Powerball.
“The whole town is in shock,” Moore said.
She plans to pay-off her house, buy a car and pay bills.
Pond Creek is located approximately 10 miles southwest of Medford, Oklahoma, near the Kansas border.
Moore has played the Lottery every draw since it launched in Oklahoma, but this is her first big win. She purchased her winning ticket at The Harvest Grill in Pond Creek because they’re the only Lottery retailer in town.
She did not use the TLC show to pick her numbers.
“There is no doubt that Oklahoma is in the midst of a Powerball winning streak,” said Oklahoma Lottery Executive Director Jim Scroggins. “Lottery Headquarters has been buzzing with excitement for the past several weeks with all of the big winners.”
The winners have 180 days from the day of the Sept. 26 drawing to claim their prize at Oklahoma Lottery Headquarters, 3817 N. Santa Fe in Oklahoma City.
Scroggins reminded players to carefully check their tickets after every draw and be sure to sign the back of their ticket to prove ownership. Players can obtain winning numbers on the Oklahoma Lottery website, www.lottery.ok.gov, or by visiting their closest Lottery retailer.
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $144 million has been contributed to education since November 2005.