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Nebraska Lottery March Update
HARLEY-DAVIDSON® SECOND-CHANCE GIVEAWAY
The first preliminary drawing in the Harley-Davidson Second-Chance Giveaway will be
held on Wednesday, March 30. Five semifinalists will be selected to compete for one of
two Harley-Davidson Fat Boy® motorcycles in the Grand Prize Drawing on Saturday, June
11, during the Lincoln Saltdogs baseball game.
The second preliminary drawing will be held on June 1. Entries will be accepted until
11:59 p.m. (C.T.) on Tuesday, May 31.
To enter the Harley-Davidson Second-Chance Giveaway, log in to the MVP Club, then
click on the “Contests” button.
Click here for
more information on the Harley-Davidson Second-Chance Giveaway.
LINCOLN MAN WINS $1,000,008 MEGA MILLIONS® WITH MEGAPLIER®
Richard Evans of Lincoln won a
total of $1,000,008 playing Mega Millions with Megaplier from the Nebraska Lottery.
There were more than 10,000 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Tuesday, March 15, drawings.
Among these winners was Evans, who purchased a five-play quick pick Mega Millions ticket
at Buggy Bath West, 1502 West O Street in Lincoln. One play on the ticket matched all
five of the winning white ball numbers (10, 11, 12, 28, 43) for $250,000. A second play
on the ticket matched the winning Mega Ball® number (45) for $2.
Because Evans added the $1 Megaplier option to his purchase, his $250,002 prize was
multiplied by the 4x Megaplier for a total prize of $1,000,008. This is the first $1
million prize won in Nebraska since the Nebraska Lottery began offering the Mega Millions
game in March 2010.
Evans wasted no time in claiming his prize, arriving at Nebraska Lottery headquarters
on Wednesday morning following the drawing. He told Nebraska Lottery officials that
he learned he had won after checking the winning numbers in the Lincoln Journal Star
newspaper, and at the Nebraska Lottery website, nelottery.com. “I didn’t
believe it at first, but then I saw on the website that there was a million dollar
winner,” said Evans. “I told my wife, ‘I don’t think I’m
going to work today. I won a million dollars.’ She didn’t believe me.”
Evans plans to pay bills and save for retirement using his winnings.
The odds of winning $250,000 playing Mega Millions are 1 in 3,904,701, and the odds of
winning $2 are 1 in 75. Adding the $1 Megaplier option, which does not affect your
chances of winning, gives players the chance to multiply prizes between $2 and $250,000
as many as two, three, or four times. The Match 5 prize is guaranteed to always draw the
4x multiplier, giving players the chance to turn a $250,000 prize into a $1 million prize
when purchasing the Megaplier option. The overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in
COMING SOON: POWER PLAY® BONUS RAFFLE
Starting on April 16, Powerball Power
Play® players can win a pair of tickets to every 2011 Nebraska Football home game in
the Power Play Bonus raffle.
Between April 16 and May 14, a numbered Bonus Raffle coupon will follow every qualifying
$10 Powerball® with Power Play single ticket purchase. Once a week during the
promotion, a drawing will occur among the raffle numbers issued that week. Each weekly
draw will award a pair of season tickets to the 2011 Nebraska Football home games at
Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska, and $2,500 cash.
Bonus Raffle coupons will print for single, $10 ticket purchases of Powerball with
Power Play, as well as any multiple of $10.00 on a single ticket that
includes Power Play.
Look for more information about the Power Play Bonus Raffle at nelottery.com in the