Oklahoma woman wins $11 million Powerball jackpot

A 53-year-old woman from Tulsa, Oklahoma, won the lottery Tuesday for the third time in three years — but was quick to make it clear that this time, she had a plan.

The woman won the Oklahoma Lottery’s Ultimate Millions drawing with a $17,335,328 jackpot, $11 million of which will go toward social security taxes, according to Tulsa World. That sum is higher than the previous largest Powerball jackpot of $1.5 billion won last year by three winning ticket holders.

“The tickets were good — that’s all I know,” she told Tulsa World. “I said, ‘How much will this amount to?’ I couldn’t figure it out. I just didn’t think I would hit it again.”

She has three adult children, Tulsa World reports, and she won the second-largest lottery jackpot in Oklahoma in 2016 when her share of a $233 million jackpot went to Oklahoma Lottery officials.

“It’s going to affect the family and everybody. I’m very excited. But there’s a lot of work,” she told Tulsa World. “We’ll make it work. I’m sure we’ll make it work. It’s hard.”

Previously, Tulsa World reported that she spent “millions” on breast implants in addition to other plastic surgery.

Her husband, who is also her company president, won the lottery in 2016.

The woman’s name has not been released, and her fellow lottery winners are expected to join her at her “prize party,” an actual party to celebrate her win.

According to Tulsa World, the “prize party” is scheduled for next week at the brewery in Tulsa where she works.

Read the full story at Tulsa World.


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