It was the best birthday ever for one Oklahoma resident.
A Choctaw man has claimed the $2 million winning Powerball ticket from the Jan. 16 drawing, Oklahoma Lottery officials reported Tuesday. Doyle Henson claimed the prize Friday.
News9 reports that Henson, who owns a farm in Choctaw and drives part-time for an Oklahoma City Charter bus company, bought five tickets on Jan. 16 for his 65th birthday.
After state and federal taxes, Henson received $1,420,000, with which he plans to retire, officials said. The winning ticket was purchased at OnCue Express at 1 NW 23.
"How can you absorb this when you have never made any money in your life to amount to anything," Henson said in an interview with News9. "I'm still in shock. I don't realize it yet."