Oklahomans flock to Kansas for Powerball lottery drawing

Wednesday, October 22nd 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Another big powerball jackpot is up for grabs later Wednesday night. And that has plenty of Oklahomans headed out of state for tickets.

Tonight's drawing is estimated at $162-million. At this store in Caney, Kansas 70% of their lottery customers are from the Sooner state. Eldron Woodfin and Shelly Wheeler travel each week from Tulsa to Kansas to buy tickets.

Tulsa resident Eldron Woodfin, “We get a kick out of it. We don't ever win that much, we have fun and then you hope you win the big one." Reporter: "$162 million that's a big one?" Woodrin: "that would be nice. ha ha ha."

Tulsa resident Shelly Wheeler: "Big money. Big money. Wanting to win big money."

Oklahomans will get a chance to vote on a statewide lottery for education in November of 2004.