Owner-operator Don Harvey’s truck broke down the morning he and his wife of 20 years won Oklahoma’s $105.8 million Powerball jackpot.
The 64-year-old Muldrow resident announced at a June 29 Lottery Commission news conference in Oklahoma City that he will buy another truck, but not a new one. Harvey, who has been trucking since he was 17, said a used truck doesn’t immediately depreciate in value. Harvey said he and his wife also plan to share the money with family and pay bills.
The couple took the lump sum cash option of $46,837,771, rather than the larger 29-year, 30-installment annuity. After 4 percent state and 25 percent federal taxes, the Harveys will get $33,254,815.
Joyce Harvey, who works with her husband as a dispatcher, said they played Powerball for years in other states before Oklahoma had the game. The Harveys plan to continue playing the lottery because it benefits education.
The winning ticket was purchased at a Shell station in Roland, which is six miles from Muldrow. The winning numbers drawn were 9, 11, 13, 24 and 43, and the Powerball was 18 with a Power Play number of 4.