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Nebraska Lottery July Update


Two Toyota Tundras have been claimed in the $2 Truck$ & Buck$ Scratch game.

Dwayne Coleman of Omaha was the first winner of a 2009 Toyota Tundra Rock Warrior 4x4 Double Cab Flex Fuel truck. Coleman purchased his winning Truck$ & Buck$ ticket at Eddy's, 9645 Ida Street in Omaha. Nebraska Lottery officials presented Coleman with his prize on Friday, June 12 at Eddy's. Coleman stated that he "started screaming" after he realized he had won the Toyota Tundra prize. "I almost woke up my grandchild," he said.

Bryan Brogren of Lincoln claimed the second Toyota Tundra from the Truck$ & Buck$ Scratch game. Nebraska Lottery officials presented Brogren with his prize on Friday, June 26 at Kabredlo's, 3560 North 48th Street, which is the store where the winning ticket was purchased. During the presentation, Brogren told Nebraska Lottery officials that he received $10 worth of Truck$ & Buck$ tickets from his girlfriend, and one of these was the truck-winning ticket.

Two Toyota Tundras remain in the Truck$ & Buck$ Scratch game. The odds of winning the truck prize in Truck$ & Buck$ are 1 in 150,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.61.

Click here for information about the Truck$ & Buck$ Scratch game.


BillboardThe Nebraska Lottery is sending two lucky players and guests to New York City for the Billboard Annual Touring Awards scheduled for November 5, 2009.

Through September 29, MVP Club members at nelottery.com may enter the ticket numbers from two non-winning $3 Billboard Scratch tickets for a single chance to win one trip for two to attend the Billboard Touring Awards. The Nebraska Lottery will hold two separate drawings for this promotion, and will select one prize winner per drawing for a total of two trip prize winners. Each winner will receive an all expense paid Billboard Touring Awards Prize package, which includes:

  • Round-trip airfare for two (2) from either: Omaha, Lincoln or Scottsbluff, Nebraska airports (or other major commercial airport in Nebraska) to either John F. Kennedy International Airport or La Guardia International Airport in NYC, or Newark International Airport in New Jersey.
  • Round-trip transportation arrangements for two (2) between the selected airport and hotel.
  • Manhattan 4-star hotel accommodation for two (2) persons, double-occupancy, for five (5) days/four (4) nights.
  • Two (2) admission tickets for the Billboard 6th Annual Touring Awards ceremony at the Roosevelt Hotel in NYC.
  • Two tickets for a New York City bus or boat sightseeing tour and helicopter tour.
  • $1,200 spending cash.

Entries for this contest will only be accepted online at the Nebraska Lottery web site. Entries received from the start of the promotion until 11:59:59 p.m. (C.T.) on August 30, 2009, will be included only in the first drawing, to be held on Monday, August 31, 2009. Entries received from 12:00:00 a.m. (C.T.) on August 31, 2009, through 11:59:59: p.m. (C.T.) on September 20, 2009, will be included only in the second drawing, to be held on Monday, September 21, 2009.

To enter the Billboard Second Chance Contest, log in to the MVP Club, then click the Contests button.


Truck$ & Buck$In a drawing on June 30, five semi-finalists were chosen for the Truck$ & Buck$ Second Chance Tundra Giveaway. These finalists are:

  • Marylouise Dean of Lincoln
  • Dan Esch of Fremont
  • Gailon Schoenrock of Fairbury
  • Lee Nugara of Lincoln
  • Roxanne Potthoff of Ceresco

The Truck$ & Buck$ Second Chance Tundra Giveaway allows players to send in ten dollars worth of non-winning $2 Scratch tickets for the chance to win a 2009 Toyota Tundra Flex Fuel Blackshirt Edition truck. Three preliminary drawings will be held in June, August and September to select 15 semi-finalists who will compete in the final Truck$ & Buck$ Second Chance Tundra Giveaway Grand Prize contest on Sunday, September 6, 2009. The next semi-final drawing will be held on August 4.

MVP Club members can enter the Truck$ & Buck$ Second Chance Giveaway online at nelottery.com. To enter, log in to the MVP Club, then click the Contests button.

Click here for contest rules and more information


Scott Leatherman of Wallace is a two-time Powerball with Power Play winner, winning $1 million and $20,000 in two recent Nebraska Powerball drawings.

Leatherman is a regular Nebraska Lottery player who purchases nine quick pick Powerball with Power Play tickets for each drawing at Ozzie's I-80 in Sutherland. For the June 20 Powerball drawing, one of his tickets matched all five of the winning white ball numbers (3, 11, 18, 22, 28) for $200,000.

Because Leatherman added the $1 Power Play option to his purchase, his $200,000 prize was automatically multiplied by the 5x multiplier for a total of $1 million.

Two weeks later, another Powerball with Power Play ticket turned out to be worth $20,000 to Leatherman. For the July 8 drawing, one of Leatherman's tickets matched four of the five winning white ball numbers (19, 42, 50, 53, 56) and the Powerball number (39) for $10,000. This second winning ticket was also purchased at Ozzie's in Sutherland.

Because he added Power Play, Leatherman's winnings were multiplied by the 2x multiplier chosen for that drawing for a total prize of $20,000.

While claiming his $1 million prize, Leatherman told Nebraska Lottery officials that he was "excited" to win. He learned he had won after receiving a printout of the winning numbers at Ozzie's while purchasing tickets for the next Powerball drawing. Later, he checked his tickets at home against the winning numbers on the printout. "I was blown away," said Leatherman. "I told my dad, 'We just won a million.'" Leatherman plans to pay bills and remodel his home using his winnings.

The odds of winning $200,000 playing Powerball prize are 1 in 5,138,133. The odds of winning $10,000 playing Powerball are 1 in 723,145. Adding the $1 Power Play option, which does not affect the odds of winning, gives players a 1 in 4 chance at multiplying their winnings between 2 and 5 times. The Match 5 prize is guaranteed to always draw the 5X multiplier, giving players the chance to turn a $200,000 prize into a $1 million prize when purchasing the Power Play option.


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