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Choctaw man claims $2 million lottery ticket

It was the best birthday ever for one Oklahoma resident.

Oklahoman Modified: January 23, 2013 at 11:18 am •  Published: January 23, 2013
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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."