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.