There were more than 7,500 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Wednesday, October 2 drawings. McPhillips’ winning 2by2 ticket was purchased at Hy-Vee, 3010 23rd Street in Columbus. The quick pick ticket was good for seven draws and contained one play with the winning red ball numbers (3, 15) and winning white ball numbers (7, 20) from the October 2 drawing for a corresponding prize of $22,000.
Three hundred and six Nebraska Lottery players have won the 2by2 top prize to date.
While claiming his prize on October 8, McPhillips told Nebraska Lottery officials that his wife, Deb, purchased the winning ticket for him. He learned he had won after checking the Nebraska Lottery website, nelottery.com. “When I saw those numbers, at first I thought, ‘Are those the right numbers?’ I couldn’t believe it,” said McPhillips. He plans to pay bills using his winnings.
2by2 is run by the Multi-State Lottery Association and was introduced in June 2002. Players in Kansas, Nebraska and North Dakota have the opportunity to win up to $22,000 Monday through Sunday by playing 2by2. The odds of winning the $22,000 2by2 top prize are 1 in 105,625. The overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.59.