There were more than 10,000 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Tuesday, May 7, drawings. Among these winners was Mejia-Ramirez, who purchased a two-play Mega Millions ticket at Casey’s General Store, 1202 South 13th Street in Omaha. One play on the ticket matched all five of the winning white ball numbers (1, 6, 13, 20, 51) from the May 7 drawing for the $250,000 prize.
While claiming her prize on May 9, Mejia-Ramirez told Nebraska Lottery officials that she learned she had won after returning to the store to check her tickets. “The clerk said, ‘You won big – it’s a lot of money,’” said Mejia-Ramirez. “I couldn’t believe it.” She plans to pay bills using her winnings.
Mega Millions is a multi-state jackpot game currently offered by 45 lotteries across the United States. The odds of winning $250,000 playing Mega Millions are 1 in 3,904,701, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 40.