There were more than 9,600 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Tuesday, August 20 drawings. Among these winners was Smith, who purchased her winning Mega Millions ticket at U-Stop, 3747 South 27th Street in Lincoln. The ticket contained four of the five winning white ball numbers (13, 28, 35, 38, 41) and the Mega Ball® number (33) for a $10,000 prize.
A second play on the ticket matched three of the winning white ball numbers for $7, making Smith’s total prize $10,007.
Fifty-eight Nebraska Lottery players have won the $10,000 Mega Millions prize to date. Smith plans to pay bills using her winnings.
Mega Millions is a multi-state jackpot game currently offered by 44 lotteries across the United States. The odds of winning $10,000 playing Mega Millions are 1 in 689,065, and the odds of winning $7 are 1 in 306. the overall odds of winning any Mega Millions prize are 1 in 40.