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Ardmore Powerball Lottery Ticket Worth $667,142

PowerballPowerball: Ardmore Powerball Lottery Ticket Worth $667,142

A ticket bought in Ardmore, Oklahoma is worth $667,142 from the record Powerball drawing, Oklahoma Lottery officials say.

It will be the largest payout since the Oklahoma Lottery started in October.

The Oklahoma ticket is one of 39 tickets nationally that are worth $200,000 each. However, because of the new Match 5 Bonus, each of the 39 tickets are worth an additional $467,142.

The Oklahoma Lottery offices were closed Sunday and Monday and the winner's name was not immediately released.

Lottery officials say the winner will get the money in one lump sum.

Seven other Oklahoma tickets are worth at least $10,000 and three of those winners will collect an additional $40,000 because they paid the extra dollar for the Powerball option.

Someone in Nebraska won the big pot -- a whopping $365 million. It was the nation's biggest jackpot ever and the winning ticket was sold at a convenience store in Lincoln.

Lottery ticket sales have doubled in Oklahoma since the state joined 28 other states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands in offering Powerball on Jan. 12

"It was a great time for us to get in," said Jim Scroggins, who heads the state lottery. "It's had a positive impact on it. We're performing really well."

Two others have won $200,000 each since Oklahoma became part of Powerball.

They are Lane Rogers, a truck driver from Alma, Ark., and Morris Foster, an anthropology professor at the University of Oklahoma.

Rogers was eating at a restaurant when he got the news. He was so excited he couldn't finish his food.

"I was blown away," Rogers said. "I've never won anything. I've bought two lottery tickets in my entire life and it was these two tickets."

Foster said he and his wife will use their winnings to pay off their mortgage, cover the cost of home renovations and fund eventual college expenses.

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Posted: February 21, 2006, 9:35 am - IP Logged

Actually, OK _is_ the 28th Powerball state. North Carolina will be the 29th, plus DC and the USVI.

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    Posted: February 21, 2006, 1:42 pm - IP Logged

    Rogers was eating at a restaurant when he got the news. He was so excited he couldn't finish his food.

    If he was at a Denney's, the win was just another excuse to get out of there.

    Cheers

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      Posted: February 21, 2006, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

      Chewie, you're on fire today. LOL

       

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        "I was blown away," Rogers said. "I've never won anything.

        If I lived in Oklahoma (and I have), "blown away' would not be my first coice of words.

        Cheers

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          yeah!  especially being blown away by a tornado...  I live in Oklahoma.

          me and my sister went in together on a powerball ticket Feb 8. and got 4 out of 5 numbers plus the powerball number. Sadly my sister did not want to buy a powerplay and it cost us about 20 grand each.  Doh we still got a check for 3,500 each.  Now, my sister is mad at me and won't play powerball with me anymore.  I have not said to much too her. But I think that she thinks she can pick the lucky numbers by herself since it was her pick. Oh, she forget the tickets I won my little measly 12$ I split with her.  Its like she thinks I knew her numbers were going to be drawn.  RantI told her she may not have won if she had played by herself.  I told her its the dynamics of us playing together, it just was a lucky combination. Its all gambling and thats what we did.   

           I think she was a bit selfish and wanted it all even though we both signed the ticket.  There was no way I would give up my half. I paid for half of the ticket too.  She has not called me but 1 time since we collected. Skeptical 

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            yeah!  especially being blown away by a tornado...  I live in Oklahoma.

            me and my sister went in together on a powerball ticket Feb 8. and got 4 out of 5 numbers plus the powerball number. Sadly my sister did not want to buy a powerplay and it cost us about 20 grand each.  Doh we still got a check for 3,500 each.  Now, my sister is mad at me and won't play powerball with me anymore.  I have not said to much too her. But I think that she thinks she can pick the lucky numbers by herself since it was her pick. Oh, she forget the tickets I won my little measly 12$ I split with her.  Its like she thinks I knew her numbers were going to be drawn.  RantI told her she may not have won if she had played by herself.  I told her its the dynamics of us playing together, it just was a lucky combination. Its all gambling and thats what we did.   

             I think she was a bit selfish and wanted it all even though we both signed the ticket.  There was no way I would give up my half. I paid for half of the ticket too.  She has not called me but 1 time since we collected. Skeptical 

            Some times I am glad I was an only brat.  My daughter was an only child also.  Enhances the imagination.

            Cheers

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              yeah!  especially being blown away by a tornado...  I live in Oklahoma.

              me and my sister went in together on a powerball ticket Feb 8. and got 4 out of 5 numbers plus the powerball number. Sadly my sister did not want to buy a powerplay and it cost us about 20 grand each.  Doh we still got a check for 3,500 each.  Now, my sister is mad at me and won't play powerball with me anymore.  I have not said to much too her. But I think that she thinks she can pick the lucky numbers by herself since it was her pick. Oh, she forget the tickets I won my little measly 12$ I split with her.  Its like she thinks I knew her numbers were going to be drawn.  RantI told her she may not have won if she had played by herself.  I told her its the dynamics of us playing together, it just was a lucky combination. Its all gambling and thats what we did.   

               I think she was a bit selfish and wanted it all even though we both signed the ticket.  There was no way I would give up my half. I paid for half of the ticket too.  She has not called me but 1 time since we collected. Skeptical 

              Congrats on your 4+1 win.  I have not gotten to that prize level yet but I would like to this year.-weshar75

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                Posted: February 22, 2006, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

                thanks for the congrats.  I wouldn't mind winning the big one sometimes this year, eitherDance