Poppe purchased her winning Triple Tripler ticket at Yankton Shop EZ, 89823 Highway 81 in South Yankton. Scratching the ticket, she revealed a winning “3” symbol in Game 4 with a corresponding prize of $50,000.
There are three $50,000 top prizes available in Triple Tripler. Poppe is the first person to claim a top prize to date.
While claiming her prize on April 17, Poppe told Nebraska Lottery officials that she just recently began buying Triple Tripler tickets. “I saw that there were three big prizes left, so I bought 10 tickets and won $70,” said Poppe. “My husband said I should buy more of the same tickets because they were lucky, so the next day I bought five. I was so shocked when I scratched them off.” She plans to pay bills using her winnings.
Triple Tripler is a $5 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $1.4 million in cash prizes from $5 to $50,000. The odds of winning the $50,000 top prize are 1 in 180,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.44.