A Broken Arrow family is celebrating their good fortune this week after becoming one of only three $200,000 winners in the Sept. 5 Powerball drawing. The $29.1 million jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Wisconsin, and the other two $200,000 winners were from Tennessee and Wisconsin.
William Stewart said he has played the same numbers every draw since Powerball came to Oklahoma: his family’s birthdays.
The winning numbers from Wednesday’s draw were 11, 20, 21, 30, 48 and Powerball 18. The Power Play number was 2. Stewart matched all five white ball numbers but missed the red Powerball number.
“If you don’t play, you won’t get paid,” Stewart said.
The family plans to put the money in savings.
Stewart purchased his winning ticket at Quik Trip #82, located at 1820 S. Aspen Ave. in Broken Arrow.
Players can obtain winning numbers on the Oklahoma Lottery website, www.lottery.ok.gov, or by simply visiting their closest lottery retailer. Prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the drawing.
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $139 million has been contributed to education since November 2005. For more information about the Oklahoma Lottery, please visit www.lottery.ok.gov