Oklahoma produces $10,000 Powerball winner

Monday, January 16th 2006, 6:03 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A lottery ticket purchased in Oklahoma matches four of the six numbers drawn in Saturday night's Powerball drawing, making it worth $10,000.

The Powerball drawing is normally held in Iowa, but took place during the International Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City to celebrate the state's entry into the game.

Lottery officials say more than $1.68-million in Powerball tickets were sold in Oklahoma before the drawing.

Saturday's drawing was the first for which tickets sold in Oklahoma are eligible to win. The numbers drawn Saturday night were 6-14-40-46-49, plus the Powerball number 17. The estimated jackpot was $77-million, but will increase to an estimated $87-million for Wednesday since no tickets sold matched all six numbers.