The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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October 15, 2013

$1 million Powerball goes to Blaine County group

WATONGA — A $1 million winning Powerball ticket has been claimed by a group of co-workers and friends from Blaine County.

The Split 10, as they call themselves, has been playing as a pool for five years. Gregory Ryan, the pool manager, plays with five of his co-workers from a local manufacturing company, plus his daughter and son-in-law and one of his former classmates and her mother.

Robert Hoffman was in charge of purchasing the pool's tickets for last Wednesday's drawing. Looking for a change of luck, Hoffman decided not purchase tickets at their normal lottery retailer and ended up at a Love's Travel Stop in Watonga.

The prize is the 35th prize of $1 million or more from the Oklahoma Lottery. After taxes, each member of the group received about $71,000.


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