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Choctaw Resident Gets Early Birthday Present

OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 21, 2013)
– The $2 million winning Powerball ticket, from the Jan. 16th drawing, was claimed
at Lottery headquarters last Friday by Choctaw resident,
Doyle Henson.

Henson purchased the Powerball ticket for his birthday and successfully matched five of five white balls, which is a $1 million prize.  He added the Power Play option for an extra dollar to increase his prize to $2 million.

After state and federal taxes, Henson received $1,420,000, with which he plans to retire. 

The winning ticket was purchased at OnCue Express located at 1 NW 23rd St. in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma has had four Powerball jackpot winners and this prize payment to Henson is the 25th prize of $1 million or more from the Oklahoma Lottery.

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