Even though Lee Palmer of Coos Bay won $50,000 playing Powerball Wednesday night, it was his wife, Dominique, who really won.
"When I realized I won, I knew we were going to take pictures, so I shaved off my Mohawk," Lee said, proudly showing pictures of the haircut he gave himself. "It was a mess, but I liked it."
Dominique didn't share Lee's opinion of the Mohawk. However, both were excited when they found out that they had matched four numbers and the power ball Wednesday night.
"We were out and didn't check the tickets until 10," Lee said. "We immediately starting thinking about what we could do with the money. It's a blessing."
The Palmers said they were going to pay off bills and be very conservative with their winnings. The couple took home a little more than $33,000 after taxes.
Lee purchased the quick pick Powerball ticket at the 7-Eleven in Coos Bay along Highway 101 on his way to work.
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