Oklahoma's newest millionaire

Friday, July 19th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Someone in Dewar, Oklahoma is a million dollars richer after being picked as the nationwide winner in a sweepstakes by H & R Block.

That person had his tax return prepared at the H & R Block office in Henryetta and was entered in the company's "Million Dollar giveaway sweepstakes.” He'll get $50,000 each year for the next 20 years, and free tax advice to make the most of his mint.

Residents in the small community are wondering who the winner is, and most say it shouldn't take long to find out. Dewar resident Carla Roberts, "Everybody in Dewar is neighbors. We're too small not to be neighbors. Everybody knows everybody."

H & R Block is keeping the name of the big winner a secret until a ceremony on Saturday at the H & R office in Henryetta, where the man entered the contest.