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Small-town store sells 2 big Powerball tickets

PowerballPowerball: Small-town store sells 2 big Powerball tickets

A convenience store in the tiny eastern Oklahoma town of Watts is becoming a Powerball powerhouse of sorts, with two tickets sold weeks apart worth a total of $800,000.

Before the Nov. 24 drawing in the multistate Powerball lottery, Edward Proctor of Springdale, Ark., bought a ticket at Station 2 that became worth $200,000 after it matched the first five numbers.

Proctor said he plans to use a portion of the money to pay for his son's college education.

A Powerball ticket sold for last Saturday's drawing matched the first five numbers — 4, 8, 25, 29 and 31 — and missed only the Powerball, which was 41. With the Power Play option, the ticket became worth $600,000.

The ticket's owner has yet to claim the prize.

Watts, which has about 300 residents, is about two miles west of the Arkansas line.

AP

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fja's avatar - gnome1

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Posted: December 13, 2007, 9:58 am - IP Logged

OKay now I'm confused....USA Mega's first report shows Kentucky had the Powerball winner...Now I see it is Oklahoma...were there multiple winners?

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    angelm's avatar - anne
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    Posted: December 13, 2007, 10:57 am - IP Logged

    OKay now I'm confused....USA Mega's first report shows Kentucky had the Powerball winner...Now I see it is Oklahoma...were there multiple winners?

    I Agree!

      fja's avatar - gnome1

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      Posted: December 13, 2007, 12:05 pm - IP Logged

      Okay I get it disregard the confusion.....These were 5+0 winners

      "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

        ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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        Posted: December 13, 2007, 12:25 pm - IP Logged

        I bet that store will see a lot more business. Yes Nod

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          Posted: December 15, 2007, 9:17 am - IP Logged

          1. is it just me or does it seem like big Powerball or Mega winners occur where there are ice/snow storms, even though the drawing itself isn't in that area, maybe the bad weather somehow synchs the QP machine to the draw machines in Iowa?

          2. what is "digg it"? does anyone really bother with it or is it just more web clutter?

            justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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            Posted: December 19, 2007, 2:02 am - IP Logged

             is it just me or does it seem like big Powerball or Mega winners occur where there are ice/snow storms

             

            You've got to be kidding, right?  Look at a map of the United States.  Now pick the PB and MM states that don't get ice or snow storms.   What?

              ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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              Posted: December 19, 2007, 11:51 am - IP Logged

              1. is it just me or does it seem like big Powerball or Mega winners occur where there are ice/snow storms, even though the drawing itself isn't in that area, maybe the bad weather somehow synchs the QP machine to the draw machines in Iowa?

              2. what is "digg it"? does anyone really bother with it or is it just more web clutter?

              What?  There have been a lot of big winners that haven't been won during ice/snow storms. What about all the winners that occur during March through November? 

              "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."