OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 4, 2015) - Jon Gaines of Oklahoma City just became Oklahoma’s newest millionaire by winning $2,000,000 in the June 13th Powerball drawing.
Gaines purchased his ticket at Hefner Stop in Oklahoma City. He matched 5 of 5 white balls and added the Powerplay option for an additional $1 per play, which doubled his winnings from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000. After taxes, Gaines walked away with approximately $1,420,000.
Gaines chose his numbers through Easy Pick and says "Don’t expect to win if you don’t buy a ticket!" He added, "Powerplay was the second best $1 I ever spent."
Since its launch, the Oklahoma Lottery has had four Powerball jackpot winners. Including this most recent prize, the Oklahoma Lottery has awarded 46 prizes of $1 million or more.
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $685 million has been contributed to education since November 2005 with funds appropriated by the State Legislature to pay debt service on a higher education capital bond issue; to pay support salaries for public schools and for equipment, scholarships and other purposes at our career and technology education institutions.