NOT GIVING UP ON HIS JOB
Don Harvey, aged 64, has been a truck driver since he was 17. His current rig has done nearly two million miles and actually broke down on the way to the lottery commission. He is not giving up work, “I’ve got to have something to do. I can’t go fishing all the time and I don’t play golf.” Joyce Harvey, aged 50, added, “He’ll quit when I pry his cold, dead hands from the wheel.” Joyce works in her husband’s business as a dispatcher.
Don and Joyce Harvey travelled to the Oklahoma Lottery Commission Headquarters in Oklahoma City. Following their life changing Powerball results they have decided to take the cash payout of $46,837,771, which amounts to $33,254,815 after federal and state taxes. The Harvey’s chose their winning Powerball numbers at Shell Station at 124 Ray Fine Blvd, Roland which is about six miles from Muldrow where they live.
On their way to Oklahoma City to collect a dummy cheque for their Powerball prize, the Harvey’s popped into the Shell Station where they had bought their Powerball tickets. “I asked the girl if they had had some excitement the day before,” Joyce said, “She said someone had won the Powerball and hadn’t claimed it. She said, ‘If they don’t claim it, I’ll claim it myself.’ I laughed and told her that was a good idea.”
Joyce said that it was a fluke that the numbers she chose were the ones to come up in the Powerball results. They have always used the same numbers but a couple of draws before, she had accidently put down the wrong numbers. She decided that she would use these same numbers for this draw and they turned out to be the winning Powerball numbers. The Harvey’s will continue to play the lottery as they believe the proceeds help a lot of people – education and the elderly in particular.