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Unclaimed Lotto Prizes

Nebraska Lottery Lotto game prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the drawing for which they are issued. As with Scratch games, a list of unclaimed Lotto prizes is updated weekly.
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Recent MVP Club Winners

Every month MVP Club Members enter special promotional contests. Some of the most recent winners are listed here.
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Recent Nebraska Pick 3 Winners

April 22, 2014 - The ranks of Nebraska Pick 3 winners continues to grow.
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Omaha Man Wins $5,000 Playing Diamond Dash

Diamond DashApril 11, 2014 – Christopher Jenkins of Omaha won $5,000 playing the $1 Scratch game Diamond Dash.

Jenkins purchased his winning Diamond Dash ticket at Hy-Vee, 7910 Cass Street in Omaha. Scratching the ticket, he revealed one winning “$ bag” symbol with a corresponding prize of $5,000.

There are three $5,000 top prizes available in Diamond Dash. Jenkins is the second person to claim a top prize to date.

Diamond Dash is a $1 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $432,000 in cash prizes from $1 to $5,000. The odds of winning the top prize in Diamond Dash are 1 in 240,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 4.35.

$5,000 MyDaY Prize for Lincoln Woman

MyDaYApril 1, 2014 – Debbie Nelson of Lincoln recently won $5,000 playing MyDaY from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 7,000 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Thursday, March 27 drawings. Among these winners was Nelson, who purchased her winning MyDaY ticket at Casey’s General Store, 4411 North 27th Street in Lincoln. The five-play ticket was good for five drawings and contained the winning Month (12), Day (25) and Year (59) from the March 27 drawing for the $5,000 top prize.

Nelson wasted no time claiming her prize, arriving at Nebraska Lottery headquarters the day after the drawing. She learned she had won after seeing the winning numbers in the newspaper. Also seeing the numbers was Nelson’s sister, who called her shortly afterward. “My sister said, ‘Your birthday came in. Did you win?’” said Nelson. “As a joke, I told her no, I didn’t.” Nelson had no immediate plans for her prize.

Three hundred and twenty-nine Nebraska Lottery players have won the MyDaY top prize to date.

MyDaY is a Nebraska Lottery Lotto game with a calendar theme. Players can win up to $5,000 by choosing a six-digit date for each $1 MyDaY play. The odds of winning the $5,000 top prize in MyDaY are 1 in 36,525, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 8.17.

Fairbury Man Wins $5,000 Playing MyDaY

James Boyer April 1, 2014 – James Boyer of Fairbury recently won $5,000 playing MyDaY from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 25,400 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Monday, March 24 drawings. Among these winners was Boyer, who purchased his winning MyDaY ticket at Ray’s Apple Market, 1415 K Street in Fairbury. The one-play ticket was good for five drawings and contained the winning Month (5), Day (24) and Year (40) from the March 24 drawing for the $5,000 top prize.

Boyer is a regular MyDaY player at Ray’s Apple Market and plays his birthday numbers.  When he stopped at his other favorite retailer, Shell Food Mart in Hebron, he nearly didn’t believe the clerk who told him he had won. 

“When I walked in the store, the clerk said I was the big winner,” said Boyer. “I said no because Tuesday’s numbers didn’t match, but she was talking about the Monday drawing.”  He plans to pay bills and purchase new golf clubs with his winnings.

Three hundred and twenty-nine Nebraska Lottery players have won the MyDaY top prize to date.

MyDaY is a Nebraska Lottery Lotto game with a calendar theme. Players can win up to $5,000 by choosing a six-digit date for each $1 MyDaY play. The odds of winning the $5,000 top prize in MyDaY are 1 in 36,525, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 8.17.

Kimball Man Wins $15,000 Playing Black Opal 7s

Black Opal 7sMarch 31, 2014 – Robert Reutlinger of Kimball won $15,000 playing the $2 Scratch game Black Opal 7s from the Nebraska Lottery.

Reutlinger purchased his winning Black Opal 7s ticket at Vince’s Corner, 100 East 3rd Street in Kimball. Scratching the ticket, he revealed matching numbers with a corresponding prize of $15,000.

There are three $15,000 top prizes available in Black Opal 7s. Reutlinger is the second person to claim a top prize to date.

Black Opal 7s is a $2 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $465,150 in cash prizes from $2 to $15,000. The odds of winning $15,000 playing Black Opal 7s are 1 in 120,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.68.

 

Omaha Man Wins $5,000 Playing Mega Millions

Mega MillionsMarch 28, 2014 – Thomas Jurgensen of Omaha won $5,000 playing Mega Millions from the Nebraska Lottery.

More than 42,000 Nebraska Lottery players won in the Tuesday, March 18 drawings.  Jurgensen purchased his winning Mega Millions ticket at Bucky’s Express, 3435 South 42nd Street in Omaha. The two-play quick pick ticket contained one play with four of the five winning white ball numbers (11, 19, 24, 33, 51) and the Mega Ball number (7) for a corresponding prize of $5,000.

Eight Nebraska Lottery players have won the $5,000 Mega Millions prize since the game was changed in October 2013. The odds of winning $5,000 playing Mega Millions are 1 in 739,688, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 14.7.

Omaha Man Wins $5,000 Playing Mega Millions

Mega MillionsMarch 28, 2014 – Thomas Jurgensen of Omaha won $5,000 playing Mega Millions from the Nebraska Lottery.

More than 42,000 Nebraska Lottery players won in the Tuesday, March 18 drawings.  Jurgensen purchased his winning Mega Millions ticket at Bucky’s Express, 3435 South 42nd Street in Omaha. The two-play quick pick ticket contained one play with four of the five winning white ball numbers (11, 19, 24, 33, 51) and the Mega Ball number (7) for a corresponding prize of $5,000.

Eight Nebraska Lottery players have won the $5,000 Mega Millions prize since the game was changed in October 2013. The odds of winning $5,000 playing Mega Millions are 1 in 739,688, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 14.7.

$5,000 Mega Millions Prize for Omaha Man

March 27, 2014 – Scott Campbell of Omaha won $5,000 playing Mega Millions from the Nebraska Lottery.
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Omaha Man Wins $5,002 Playing Mega Millions

Mega MillionsMarch 27, 2014 – Danny Pham of Omaha won a total of $5,002 playing Mega Millions from the Nebraska Lottery.

More than 42,000 Nebraska Lottery players won in the Tuesday, March 18 drawings.  Pham purchased his winning Mega Millions ticket at Pumpers, 1904 North Diers Avenue in Grand Island. The quick pick ticket contained four of the five winning white ball numbers (11, 19, 24, 33, 51) and the Mega Ball number (7) for a corresponding prize of $5,000.

A second play on the ticket matched one white ball number plus the Mega Ball number for $2, making Pham’s total prize $5,002.

Eight Nebraska Lottery players have won the $5,000 Mega Millions prize since the game was changed in October 2013. The odds of winning $5,000 playing Mega Millions are 1 in 739,688, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 14.7.

Elkhorn Man Wins $5,000 Playing Mega Millions

Mega MillionsMarch 27, 2014 – Robert Hall of Elkhorn won $5,000 playing Mega Millions from the Nebraska Lottery.

More than 42,000 Nebraska Lottery players won in the Tuesday, March 18 drawings.  Hall purchased his winning Mega Millions ticket at Bag 'N Save, 7646 Dodge Street in Omaha. The quick pick ticket contained four of the five winning white ball numbers (11, 19, 24, 33, 51) and the Mega Ball number (7) for a corresponding prize of $5,000.

Eight Nebraska Lottery players have won the $5,000 Mega Millions prize since the game was changed in October 2013. The odds of winning $5,000 playing Mega Millions are 1 in 739,688, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 14.7.

$5,000 Mega Millions Prize for Omaha Man

Mega MillionsMarch 27, 2014 – Scott Campbell of Omaha won $5,000 playing Mega Millions from the Nebraska Lottery.

More than 42,000 Nebraska Lottery players won in the Tuesday, March 18 drawings.  Campbell purchased his winning Mega Millions ticket at Bag 'N Save, 770 North 114th Street in Omaha. The quick pick ticket contained four of the five winning white ball numbers (11, 19, 24, 33, 51) and the Mega Ball number (7) for a corresponding prize of $5,000.

Eight Nebraska Lottery players have won the $5,000 Mega Millions prize since the game was changed in October 2013. The odds of winning $5,000 playing Mega Millions are 1 in 739,688, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 14.7.

Omaha Man Wins $5,000 Playing Mega Millions

Mega MillionsMarch 27, 2014 – Robert Donnelly of Omaha won $5,000 playing Mega Millions from the Nebraska Lottery.

More than 42,000 Nebraska Lottery players won in the Tuesday, March 18 drawings.  Donnelly purchased his winning Mega Millions ticket at Bag 'N Save, 770 North 114th Street in Omaha. The ticket contained four of the five winning white ball numbers (11, 19, 24, 33, 51) and the Mega Ball number (7) for a corresponding prize of $5,000.

Eight Nebraska Lottery players have won the $5,000 Mega Millions prize since the game was changed in October 2013. The odds of winning $5,000 playing Mega Millions are 1 in 739,688, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 14.7.

Hordville Woman Wins $10,000 Playing 10X the Money

10X the Money March 26, 2014 – Gayleen Hanquist of Hordville won $10,000 playing the $10 Scratch game 10X the Money from the Nebraska Lottery.

Hanquist purchased her winning 10X the Money ticket at Casey’s General Store, 1502 16th Street in Aurora.

There are 20 $10,000 top prizes available in 10X the Money. Hanquist is the thirteenth person to claim a top prize to date.

10X the Money is a $10 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $1.6 million in cash prizes from $10 to $10,000. The odds of winning the $10,000 top prize in 10X the Money are 1 in 120,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.72.

 

Bellevue Man Wins $2,500 playing Groooovy Cash Cow

Groooovy Cash CowMarch 26, 2014 – William Ingels of Bellevue won $2,500 playing the $1 Scratch game Groooovy Cash Cow from the Nebraska Lottery.

Ingels purchased his winning Groooovy Cash Cow ticket at Kwik Shop, 502 West Mission Avenue in Bellevue.

There are five $2,500 top prizes available in Cash Cow.  Ingels is the third person to claim a top prize to date.

Groooovy Cash Cow is a $1 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $431,570 in cash prizes from $1 to $2,500. The odds of winning the top prize in Groooovy Cash Cow are 1 in 144,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 4.21.

Norfolk Man Wins $10,000 Playing 10X the Money

10X the MoneyMarch 26, 2014 – James Hoskinson of Norfolk won $10,000 playing the $10 Scratch game 10X the Money from the Nebraska Lottery.

Hoskinson purchased his winning 10X the Money ticket at Merchant’s C-Stores, 400 East Norfolk Avenue, in Norfolk. Scratching his ticket, Hoskinson revealed one set of matching numbers for $1,000, one “5x” multiplier for a $5,000 prize, and an “8x” multiplier for a $4,000 prize, totaling $10,000 in prizes.

There are 20 $10,000 top prizes available in 10X the Money. Hoskinson is the eleventh person to claim a top prize. 

10X the Money is a $10 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $1.6 million in cash prizes from $10 to $10,000. The odds of winning the $10,000 top prize in 10X the Money are 1 in 120,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.72.

 

Scottsbluff Man Wins $50,000 Playing Bacon Bucks

Jack Handley March 25, 2014 – Jack Handley of Scottsbluff won $50,000 playing the $5 Scratch game Bacon Bucks from the Nebraska Lottery.

Handley purchased his winning Bacon Bucks ticket at Sinclair Super Shop, 902 West Overland Street in Scottsbluff. Scratching the ticket, he revealed matching numbers with a corresponding prize of $50,000.

There are three $50,000 top prizes available in Bacon Bucks. Handley is the second person to claim a top prize to date.

Bacon Bucks is a $5 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $1.2 million in cash prizes from $5 to $50,000. The odds of winning the top prize in Bacon Bucks are 1 in 120,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.29.

 

Auburn Man Wins $15,000 Playing Gumball Gems

Tony Oldfield March 25, 2014 – Tony Oldfield of Auburn won $15,000 playing the $2 Scratch game Gumball Gems from the Nebraska Lottery.

Oldfield purchased his winning Gumball Gems ticket at Shell Speedee Mart, 802 J Street in Auburn. Scratching the ticket, he revealed matching numbers with a corresponding prize of $15,000.

There are three $15,000 top prizes available in Gumball Gems. Oldfield is the first person to claim a top prize to date.

While claiming his prize on March 6, Oldfield told Nebraska Lottery officials that he “didn’t believe it” when he scratched off the ticket and saw that he had won $15,000. He plans to pay bills using his winnings.

Gumball Gems is a $2 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $466,590 in cash prizes from $2 to $15,000. The odds of winning the top prize in Gumball Gems are 1 in 120,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 4.05.

Omaha Woman Wins $5,022 Playing MyDaY

March 25, 2014 – Debbie Gay of Omaha recently won $5,022 playing MyDaY from the Nebraska Lottery.

MyDaYThere were more than 25,400 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Tuesday, March 11 drawings. Among these winners was Gay, who purchased her winning MyDaY ticket at Kum & Go, 10025 South 168th Avenue in Omaha. The three-play ticket was good for 14 drawings and contained wins on all plays over the course of several days.

Gay won the $5,000 top prize in the March 11 drawing by matching the winning Month (4), Day (26), and Year (91). She matched the winning Months on March 4 (9), March 5 (8), and March 8 (9), a $1 prize for each. She matched the winning Days on March 4 (26), and March 3 and 7 (16), for $4 each. Finally, she matched the Year (55) on February 28 for $7, making her total prize $5,022.

Three hundred and twenty-seven Nebraska Lottery players have won the MyDaY top prize to date.

MyDaY is a Nebraska Lottery Lotto game with a calendar theme. Players can win up to $5,000 by choosing a six-digit date for each $1 MyDaY play. The odds of winning the $5,000 top prize in MyDaY are 1 in 36,525, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 8.17

Bellevue Woman Wins $5,000 Playing Mega Millions

Mega MillionsMarch 24, 2014 – Carmen Schicker of Bellevue won $5,000 playing Mega Millions from the Nebraska Lottery.

More than 30,400 Nebraska Lottery players won in the Friday, March 14 drawings.  Schicker purchased her winning Mega Millions ticket at No Frills Supermarkets, 909 Fort Crook Road in Bellevue. The ticket contained four of the five winning white ball numbers (7, 20, 40, 54, 69) and the Mega Ball number (12) for a corresponding prize of $5,000.

Eight Nebraska Lottery players have won the $5,000 Mega Millions prize since the game was changed in October 2013. The odds of winning $5,000 playing Mega Millions are 1 in 739,688, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 14.7.

Omaha Woman Wins $5,005 Playing MyDaY

MyDaYMarch 24, 2014 – Gwendolyn Foster-Steen of Omaha recently won a total of $5,005 playing MyDaY from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 29,000 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Friday, March 7 and Monday, March 10 drawings. Among these winners was Foster-Steen, who purchased her winning MyDaY ticket at Baker’s, 5555 North 90th Street, in Omaha.  The three-play ticket was good for the three drawings starting on Friday, March 7 and ending on Monday, March 10.  The winning ticket contained one play that matched Friday’s winning numbers, Month (2), Day (16) and Year (57), for the $5,000 top prize.  The ticket contained a second play that matched Friday’s winning Day for a $1 prize.  Foster-Steen won a third prize on the Monday, March 10 draw by matching the winning Month (2) for a $4 prize.

Three hundred and twenty-seven Nebraska Lottery players have won the MyDaY top prize to date.

MyDaY is a Nebraska Lottery Lotto game with a calendar theme. Players can win up to $5,000 by choosing a six-digit date for each $1 MyDaY play. The odds of winning the $5,000 top prize in MyDaY are 1 in 36,525. The odds of winning $4 are 1 in 34, and the odds of winning $1 are 1 in 13. The overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 8.17.

First Truck$ & Buck$ Truck Claimed by Kearney Man

Larry McMaster March 14, 2014 – Larry McMaster of Kearney is the first winner of a 2014 Chevrolet® Silverado™ 1500 Crew Cab Flex Fuel truck in the 19th edition of the Nebraska Lottery’s $2 Truck$ & Buck$ Scratch game.

McMaster recently purchased his winning Truck$ & Buck$ ticket at Family Fresh Market, 3920 Second Avenue in Kearney. Scratching the ticket, he revealed three “Key” symbols in Game 2 for the corresponding truck prize.

Nebraska Lottery officials presented McMaster with his prize on Monday, March 10 at Family Fresh Market. He stated that he purchases Truck$ & Buck$ tickets every year when they are on sale, and that he purchased the winning ticket during the grand opening event at Family Fresh Market. “I told the clerk, ‘I think I’ve got a winner,’” said McMaster. “She ran it through the machine and said, ‘You’ve won a truck!’” McMaster stated that he was “excited” to win the first Truck$ & Buck$ truck this year. “You never really think you’re going to win, but then I did.”

The 19th edition of the Nebraska Lottery’s popular Truck$ & Buck$ Scratch game features the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Flex Fuel truck as its top prize. Players have the opportunity to win one of three Chevrolet Silverado trucks as well as $783,600 in cash and Ethanol-enriched fuel prizes. The truck prize is valued at $51,000, which includes $1,555 for costs associated with ownership and state and federal withholding paid by the Nebraska Lottery of $2,550 and $12,750, respectively. The odds of winning the top prize in Truck$ & Buck$ are 1 in 240,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.15.

Through May 13, players who send in $10 worth of non-winning $2 Scratch tickets will be entered for a chance to win a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Flex Fuel truck. Two preliminary drawings will be held to select a total of 10 semi-finalists who will compete for cash prizes and the Chevrolet Silverado truck at the Grand Prize drawing event on Sunday, June 8 during the Lincoln Saltdogs home baseball game.

Omaha Man Wins $5,000 Playing MyDaY

Anthony Hembertt March 7, 2014 – Anthony Hembertt of Omaha recently won $5,000 playing MyDaY from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 7,000 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Thursday, February 27 drawings. Among these winners was Hembertt, who purchased his winning MyDaY ticket at Speedee Mart, 5205 South 72nd Street in Omaha. The five-play ticket contained one play with the winning Month (2), winning Day (23), and winning Year (12) from the February 27 drawing for the $5,000 top prize.

Three hundred and twenty-three Nebraska Lottery players have won the MyDaY top prize to date.

Hembertt is a regular MyDaY player who previously won the top prize in November 2013. He told Nebraska Lottery officials that he uses family birthdays to choose his MyDaY numbers. “I opened the Nebraska Lottery app on my phone, and there were my numbers,” said Hembertt. He plans to play bill and take a vacation using his winnings.

MyDaY is a Nebraska Lottery Lotto game with a calendar theme. Players can win up to $5,000 by choosing a six-digit date for each $1 MyDaY play. The odds of winning the $5,000 top prize in MyDaY are 1 in 36,525, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 8.17.

Scottsbluff Man Wins $126,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

Nebraska Pick 5March 4, 2014 – Robert Francis of Scottsbluff recently won $126,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 9,000 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Thursday, January 9, drawings. Francis purchased his winning Nebraska Pick 5 ticket at Route 26 Mart, 1722 East 20th Street in Scottsbluff. The quick pick ticket contained one play with all five of the winning numbers (1, 5, 11, 15, 37) from the January 29 drawing for the $126,000 jackpot.

Three hundred Nebraska Lottery players have won the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot to date.

While claiming his prize on February 28, Francis told Nebraska Lottery officials he was “surprised” to win the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot. “You never really think you’ll win until it happens,” said Francis. He stated that he had no definite plans for his prize, but said he would likely save his winnings for the future.

Nebraska Pick 5 is Nebraska's unique Lottery game: all the proceeds from Nebraska Pick 5 stay in Nebraska, and all the winning tickets are sold in Nebraska at Nebraska Lottery Lotto game retailers. The odds of winning the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot, which starts at $50,000 and grows by $4,000 each drawing that it is not won, are 1 in 501,942. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game, which has drawings six nights a week, are 1 in 8.

$15,000 Money Multiplier Prize for Dakota City Man

Money MultiplierMarch 3, 2014 – Todd Nielsen of Dakota City won $15,000 playing the $2 Scratch game Money Multiplier from the Nebraska Lottery.

Nielsen purchased his winning Money Multiplier ticket at Casey’s General Store, 1424 Dakota Avenue in South Sioux City. Scratching the ticket, he revealed matching numbers with a corresponding prize of $15,000.

There are three $15,000 top prizes available in Money Multiplier. Nielsen is the second person to claim a top prize to date.

Money Multiplier is a $2 Scratch game that offers players the chance to win $433,500 in cash prizes from $2 to $15,000. The odds of winning the $15,000 top prize in Money Multiplier are 1 in 111,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 4.38.

 

Western Man Wins $10,000 Playing Holiday Gifts

Holiday GiftsMarch 3, 2014 – Larry Kotas of Western won $10,000 playing the $2 Scratch game Holiday Gifts.

Kotas purchased his winning Holiday Gifts ticket at Stop ‘N Shop, 1845 Grove Avenue in Crete. Scratching the ticket, he revealed matching numbers with a corresponding prize of $10,000.

There were three $10,000 top prizes available in Holiday Gifts. Kotas was the third person to claim a top prize to date.

While claiming his prize on February 27, Kotas told Nebraska Lottery officials that he was “kind of in shock” when he scratched off the ticket and realized he has won $10,000. He plans to pay for some home repairs using his winnings.

Holiday Gifts was a $2 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $466,950 in cash prizes from $2 to $10,000. The odds of winning $10,000 playing Holiday Gifts are 1 in 120,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.35.

Lincoln Man Wins $10,000 Playing 10X the Money

10X the MoneyFebruary 27, 2014 – Anthony Johnson of Lincoln won $10,000 playing the $10 Scratch game 10X the Money from the Nebraska Lottery.

Johnson purchased his winning 10X the Money ticket at Super Saver, 2525 Pine Lake Road in Lincoln. Scratching the ticket, he revealed several winning numbers for a total prize of $10,000.

There are 20 $10,000 top prizes available in 10X the Money. Johnson is the sixth person to claim a top prize to date.

10X the Money is a $10 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $1.6 million in cash prizes from $10 to $10,000. The odds of winning the $10,000 top prize in 10X the Money are 1 in 12,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.72.

 

North Platte Man Wins $7,777 Playing Spectacular 7

Lonnie McDonald February 26, 2014 – Lonnie McDonald of North Platte won $7,777 playing the $20 Scratch game Spectacular 7 from the Nebraska Lottery.

McDonald purchased his winning Spectacular 7 ticket at Time Saver, 1220 South Dewey Street in North Platte. Scratching the ticket, he revealed one “7” symbol for a corresponding prize of $7,000. In addition, there were two matching prize amounts in the bonus area for $700, and two matching symbols in the Instant $77 area for $77, making McDonald’s total prize $7,777.

There are 30 $7,777 prizes available in Spectacular 7. McDonald is the sixth person to claim a $7,777 prize to date.

Spectacular 7 is a $20 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $10 million in cash prizes from $20 to $200,000. The odds of winning $7,777 playing Spectacular 7 are 1 in 72,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 2.39.

North Platte Man Wins $10,000 Playing Powerball

Jerome Johnson February 25, 2014 – Jerome Johnson of North Platte recently won $10,000 playing Powerball from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 15,500 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Wednesday, February 12, drawings. Among these winners was Johnson, who purchased his winning ticket at Kwik Stop, 120 South Jeffers Street in North Platte. The two-play quick pick ticket contained one play with four of the five winning white ball numbers (36, 44, 49, 52, 57) and the Powerball number (1) from the February 12 drawing for $10,000.

While claiming his prize on February 18, Johnson told Nebraska Lottery officials that he learned he had won after seeing a post on the Nebraska Lottery Facebook page. “I saw there was a winner in North Platte, so I went to the Lottery website and checked the numbers,” said Johnson. “After I’d checked the ticket several times, I told my wife I’d won. She didn’t believe me.” Johnson plans to pay bills using his winnings.

Four hundred and forty-eight Nebraska Lottery players have won the $10,000 Powerball prize to date. The odds of winning $10,000 playing Powerball are 1 in 648,975, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 31.8.

$74,000 Nebraska Pick 5 Prize for Alliance Man

Alvie Howell February 24, 2014 – Alvie Howell of Alliance recently won $74,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Howell purchased his winning Nebraska Pick 5 ticket at Fresh Start Convenience, 610 East 3rd Street in Alliance. The five-play quick pick ticket contained one play with all five of the winning numbers (4, 13, 16, 18, 35) from the February 13 drawing for the $74,000 jackpot.

Two hundred and ninety-nine Nebraska Lottery players have won the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot to date.

While claiming his prize on February 18, Howell told Nebraska Lottery officials that he purchased the winning ticket after cashing in a $9 Nebraska Pick 5 ticket the day before. He learned he had won after returning to Fresh Start Convenience to check his tickets. “I walked in, and the clerk said, ‘Are you the big winner?’” said Howell. “I didn’t know anything about it, and I couldn’t believe when they checked the ticket and said I’d won.” He plans to pay bills and buy a new truck using his winnings.

Nebraska Pick 5 is Nebraska's unique Lottery game: all the proceeds from Nebraska Pick 5 stay in Nebraska, and all the winning tickets are sold in Nebraska at Nebraska Lottery Lotto game retailers. The odds of winning the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot, which starts at $50,000 and grows by $4,000 each drawing that it is not won, are 1 in 501,942. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game, which has drawings six nights a week, are 1 in 8.

Kearney Woman Wins $5,000 Playing MyDaY

MyDaYFebruary 20, 2014 – Anna Henke of Kearney recently won $5,000 playing MyDaY from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 15,000 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Wednesday, February 12 drawings. Among these winners was Henke, who purchased her winning MyDaY ticket at Pump & Pantry, 1616 South 2nd Street in Kearney. The ticket was good for seven drawings and contained the winning Month (3), winning Day (18), and winning Year (65) from the February 12 drawing for the $5,000 top prize.

Three hundred and twenty Nebraska Lottery players have won the MyDaY top prize to date.

MyDaY is a Nebraska Lottery Lotto game with a calendar theme. Players can win up to $5,000 by choosing a six-digit date for each $1 MyDaY play. The odds of winning the $5,000 top prize in MyDaY are 1 in 36,525, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 8.17.

Kearney Woman Wins $40,000 Playing Frogger

Tammy Harmon February 14, 2014 – Tammy Harmon of Kearney won $40,000 playing the $5 Scratch game Frogger from the Nebraska Lottery.

Harmon purchased her winning Frogger ticket at Pump & Pantry, 1616 South 2nd Street in Kearney. Scratching the ticket, she revealed one complete path with a corresponding prize of $40,000.

There are three $40,000 top prizes available in Frogger. Harmon is the first person to claim a top prize to date.

While claiming her prize on February 6, Harmon told Nebraska Lottery officials that this was the first time she had purchased a Frogger ticket. “Everyone keeps talking about Frogger, so I decided to buy a ticket,” said Harmon. “I couldn’t believe it when I scratched off the ticket and saw $40,000.” She plans to pay bills using her winnings.

Based on the popular video game, the $5 Frogger Scratch game gives players the chance to win $1.2 million in cash prizes from $5 to $40,000. The odds of winning the $40,000 top prize in Frogger are 1 in 120,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.49.

Omaha Woman Wins $35,000 Playing Naughty or Nice

Eileen Have February 13, 2014 – Eileen Have of Omaha won $35,000 playing the $5 Scratch game Naughty or Nice from the Nebraska Lottery.

Have purchased her winning Naughty or Nice ticket at Bag ‘N Save, 2011 North 156th Street in Omaha. Scratching the ticket, she revealed matching numbers in a row with a corresponding prize of $35,000.

There are three $35,000 top prizes available in Naughty or Nice. Have is the second person to claim a top prize to date.

While claiming her prize on February 6, Have told Nebraska Lottery officials that she was surprised to realize she had won the $35,000 prize. “I told my husband, ‘Oh my god: I think I won $35,000,’” said Have. She plans to pay bills using her winnings.

Naughty or Nice is a $5 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $898,944 in cash prizes from $5 to $35,000. The odds of winning the top prize in Naughty or Nice are 1 in 90,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 2.03.

Grand Island Man Wins $7,777 Playing Spectacular 7

Spectacular 7February 13, 2014 – Matthew Pelster of Grand Island won $7,777 playing the $20 Scratch game Spectacular 7 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Pelster purchased his winning Spectacular 7 ticket at Pump & Pantry, 3355 West Stolley Park Road in Grand Island. Scratching the ticket, he revealed one “7” symbol for a corresponding prize of $7,000. In addition, there were two matching prize amounts in the bonus area for $700, and two matching symbols in the Instant $77 area for $77, making Pelster’s total prize $7,777.

There are 30 $7,777 prizes available in Spectacular 7. Pelster is the fourth person to claim a $7,777 prize to date.

Spectacular 7 is a $20 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $10 million in cash prizes from $20 to $200,000. The odds of winning $7,777 playing Spectacular 7 are 1 in 72,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 2.39.

 

$10,004 Powerball Prize for Omaha Man

Nebraska PowerballFebruary 13, 2014 – Kenneth Milan of Omaha recently won a total of $10,004 playing Powerball from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 11,500 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Wednesday, January 15, drawings. Among these winners was Milan, who purchased his winning ticket at Baker’s, 17370 Lakeside Hills Plaza in Omaha. The ticket was good for two draws and contained one play with four of the five winning white ball numbers (7, 8, 9, 24, 29) and the Powerball number (25) from the January 15 drawing for $10,000.

Because Milan purchased a multi-draw ticket, his ticket also matched the winning Powerball number (25) from the January 18 drawing for $4, making his total prize $10,004.

Four hundred and forty-six Nebraska Lottery players have won the $10,000 Powerball prize to date. The odds of winning $10,000 playing Powerball are 1 in 648,975, and the odds of winning $4 are 1 in 55.4. The overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 31.8.

The Nebraska Lottery has offered Powerball since July 1994. Sales of Nebraska Powerball have exceeded $640 million and have helped raise a total of over $508 million for the Nebraska Lottery’s beneficiary funds. All 93 counties in Nebraska have benefited from projects funded with these Nebraska Lottery proceeds.

Omaha Man Wins $22,000 Playing 2by2

LeRoy Freemyer February 7, 2014 – LeRoy Freemyer of Omaha recently won $22,000 playing 2by2 from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 1,600 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Sunday, January 26 2by2 drawing. Freemyer purchased his winning 2by2 ticket at Hy-Vee, 17810 Welch Plaza in Omaha. The quick pick ticket contained the winning red ball numbers (13, 16) and winning white ball numbers (18, 25) from the January 26 drawing for a corresponding prize of $22,000.

Three hundred and sixteen Nebraska Lottery players have won the 2by2 top prize to date.

2by2 is run by the Multi-State Lottery Association and was introduced in June 2002. Players in Kansas, Nebraska and North Dakota have the opportunity to win up to $22,000 Monday through Sunday by playing 2by2. The odds of winning the $22,000 2by2 top prize are 1 in 105,625. The overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.59.

 

Hemingford Man Wins $7,000 Playing Seasonal Quick 7s

Quick 7sFebruary 7, 2014 – Robert Gonzales of Hemingford won $7,000 playing the $1 Scratch game Seasonal Quick 7s from the Nebraska Lottery.

Gonzales purchased his winning Quick 7s ticket at Fresh Start Convenience, 610 East 3rd Street in Alliance. Scratching the ticket, he revealed a winning “7” symbol with a corresponding prize of $7,000.

There are four $7,000 top prizes available in Seasonal Quick 7’s. Gonzales is the third person to claim a top prize in this edition of the game.

Seasonal Quick 7’s is a $1 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $1.4 million in cash prizes from $2 to $7,000. The odds of winning $7,000 in Quick 7’s are 1 in 960,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.60.

 

Valentine Man Wins $2,500 playing Groooovy Cash Cow

Groooovy Cash CowFebruary 7, 2014 – Ronnie Brown of Valentine won $2,500 playing the $1 Scratch game Groooovy Cash Cow from the Nebraska Lottery.

Brown purchased his winning Groooovy Cash Cow ticket at Henderson’s IGA, 710 East Highway 20 in Valentine. Scratching the ticket, he revealed matching dollar amounts for a prize of $2,500.

There are five $2,500 top prizes available in Cash Cow. Brown is the first person to claim a top prize to date.

Groooovy Cash Cow is a $1 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $431,570 in cash prizes from $1 to $2,500. The odds of winning the top prize in Groooovy Cash Cow are 1 in 144,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 4.21.

Omaha Woman Wins $5,000 Playing Mega Millions

Mega MillionsFebruary 7, 2014 – Susan Heldt of Omaha won $5,000 playing Mega Millions from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 13,000 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Tuesday, January 21 drawings. Heldt purchased her winning Mega Millions ticket at Hy-Vee, 17810 Welch Plaza in Omaha. The ticket contained four of the five winning white ball numbers (25, 44, 49, 60, 73) and the Mega Ball number (9) for a corresponding prize of $5,000.

Five Nebraska Lottery players have won the $5,000 Mega Millions prize since the game was changed in October 2013. The odds of winning $5,000 playing Mega Millions are 1 in 739,688, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 14.7.

Omaha Woman Wins $50,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

Judith Gustafson February 7, 2014 – Judith Gustafson of Omaha recently won $50,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Gustafson purchased her winning Nebraska Pick 5 ticket at Hy-Vee, 3505 L Street in Omaha. The five-play quick pick ticket contained one play with all five of the winning numbers (2, 14, 29, 31, 32) from the January 27 drawing for the $50,000 jackpot.

Two hundred and ninety-seven Nebraska Lottery players have won the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot to date.

Gustafson wasted no time claiming her prize, arriving at Nebraska Lottery headquarters on the morning after the drawing. She learned she had won after checking the winning numbers using the Nebraska Lottery mobile app. “I couldn’t believe it when I saw those numbers, so I had my daughter double-check them,” said Gustafson. “Then I called my husband to tell him the news.” She plans to pay bills and take a trip using her winnings.

Nebraska Pick 5 is Nebraska's unique Lottery game: all the proceeds from Nebraska Pick 5 stay in Nebraska, and all the winning tickets are sold in Nebraska at Nebraska Lottery Lotto game retailers. The odds of winning the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot, which starts at $50,000 and grows by $4,000 each drawing that it is not won, are 1 in 501,942. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game, which has drawings six nights a week, are 1 in 8.

$102,000 Nebraska Pick 5 Prize for Omaha Woman

Lisa Knudtson February 6, 2014 – Lisa Knudtson of Omaha recently won $102,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Knudtson purchased her winning Nebraska Pick 5 ticket at Baker’s, 5555 North 90th Street in Omaha. The two-play ticket contained one play with all five of the winning numbers (2, 8, 12, 15, 31) from the January 25 drawing for the $102,000 jackpot.

Two hundred and ninety-seven Nebraska Lottery players have won the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot to date.

Nebraska Pick 5 is Nebraska's unique Lottery game: all the proceeds from Nebraska Pick 5 stay in Nebraska, and all the winning tickets are sold in Nebraska at Nebraska Lottery Lotto game retailers. The odds of winning the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot, which starts at $50,000 and grows by $4,000 each drawing that it is not won, are 1 in 501,942. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game, which has drawings six nights a week, are 1 in 8.

 

Murray Woman Wins $50,000 Playing Gem 7’s

Gem 7'sFebruary 6, 2014 – Pamela Harris of Murray won $50,000 playing the $5 Scratch game Gem 7’s from the Nebraska Lottery.

Harris purchased her winning Gem 7’s ticket at 75 Mart, 114 Rock Bluff Road in Plattsmouth. Scratching the ticket, she revealed matching numbers with a corresponding prize of $50,000.

There are three $50,000 top prizes available in Gem 7’s. Harris is the first person to claim a top prize to date.

While claiming her prize on January 27, Harris told Nebraska Lottery officials that she didn’t realize she had won at first after scratching off the ticket. “I thought I was reading it wrong,” said Harris. “I took it back to the store, and they told me what I’d won.” She had no immediate plans for her prize.

Gem 7’s is a $5 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $1.6 million in cash prizes from $5 to $50,000. The odds of winning the $50,000 top prize in Gem 7’s are 1 in 160,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.59.

 

Johnson Man Wins $10,000 Playing Holiday Gifts

Harold Anderson February 5, 2014 – Harold Anderson of Johnson won $10,000 playing the $2 Scratch game Holiday Gifts.

Anderson purchased his winning Holiday Gifts ticket at Tag’s One Stop, 2507 South 11th Street in Nebraska City. Scratching the ticket, he revealed matching numbers with a corresponding prize of $10,000.

There are three $10,000 top prizes available in Holiday Gifts. Anderson is the second person to claim a top prize to date.

While claiming his prize on January 24, Anderson told Nebraska Lottery officials that he had a specific reason for purchasing Holiday Gifts tickets. “I saw on the Prizes Remaining sheet that there were two top prizes left and not many tickets left, so I decided to pick some up,” said Anderson. He said it was “exciting” to win the top prize, and plans to buy a new car using his winnings.

Holiday Gifts is a $2 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $466,950 in cash prizes from $2 to $10,000. The odds of winning $10,000 playing Holiday Gifts are 1 in 120,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.35.

Columbus Woman Wins $10,000 Playing Powerball

Susan Korger February 5, 2014 – Susan Korger of Columbus recently won $10,000 playing Powerball from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 11,500 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Wednesday, January 15 drawings. Among these winners was Korger, who purchased her winning ticket at Casey’s General Store, 1118 8th Street in Columbus. The ticket contained one play with four of the five winning white ball numbers (7, 8, 9, 24, 29) and the Powerball number (25) from the January 15 drawing for $10,000.

Four hundred and forty-six Nebraska Lottery players have won the $10,000 Powerball prize to date. The odds of winning $10,000 playing Powerball are 1 in 648,975, and the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 31.8.

 

$22,000 2by2 Prize for Omaha Man

2by2February 5, 2014 – David Perry of Omaha recently won $22,000 playing 2by2 from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 11,500 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Wednesday, January 15 drawings. Perry received his winning 2by2 ticket as a prize from a previous play at Baker’s, 4405 North 72nd Street in Omaha. The quick pick ticket contained the winning red ball numbers (21, 25) and winning white ball numbers (5, 26) from the January 15 drawing for a corresponding prize of $22,000.

Three hundred and sixteen Nebraska Lottery players have won the 2by2 top prize to date. Perry plans to buy a new refrigerator using his winnings.

2by2 is run by the Multi-State Lottery Association and was introduced in June 2002. Players in Kansas, Nebraska and North Dakota have the opportunity to win up to $22,000 Monday through Sunday by playing 2by2. The odds of winning the $22,000 2by2 top prize are 1 in 105,625. The overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.59.

Lincoln Woman Wins $10,000 Playing 10X the Money

10X the MoneyFebruary 5, 2014 – Luddinia Garcia of Lincoln won $10,000 playing the $10 Scratch game 10X the Money from the Nebraska Lottery.

Garcia purchased her winning 10X the Money ticket at U-Stop, 610 South 10th Street in Lincoln. Scratching the ticket, she revealed matching numbers with a corresponding prize of $10,000.

There are 20 $10,000 top prizes available in 10X the Money. Garcia is the fifth person to claim a top prize to date.

10X the Money is a $10 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $1.6 million in cash prizes from $10 to $10,000. The odds of winning the $10,000 top prize in 10X the Money are 1 in 12,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.72.

 

Spencer Woman Wins $15,000 Playing Camo Cash

February 5, 2014 – Karen Widhalm of Spencer won $15,000 playing the $2 Scratch game Camo Cash from the Nebraska Lottery.

Widhalm purchased her winning Camo Cash ticket at KC’s Roadrunner, 217 Thayer Street in Spencer. The ticket contained matching numbers with a corresponding prize of $15,000.

There were three $15,000 top prizes available in Camo Cash. Widhalm was the third person to claim a top prize in the game.

Camo Cash was a $2 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offered players the chance to win $546,000 in cash prizes from $2 to $15,000. The odds of winning the top prize in Camo Cash were 1 in 140,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize were 1 in 3.70.

 

Alliance Man Wins $10,000 Playing 10X the Money

10X the MoineyJanuary 30, 2014 – James Desantis of Alliance won $10,000 playing the $10 Scratch game 10X the Money from the Nebraska Lottery.

Desantis purchased his winning 10X the Money ticket at J&J Pit Stop, 1308 West 3rd Street in Alliance. Scratching the ticket, he revealed matching numbers with a corresponding prize of $10,000.

There are 20 $10,000 top prizes available in 10X the Money. Desantis is the fourth person to claim a top prize to date.

10X the Money is a $10 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $1.6 million in cash prizes from $10 to $10,000. The odds of winning the $10,000 top prize in 10X the Money are 1 in 12,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.72.

 

Lincoln Man Wins $10,000 Playing 10X the Money

Anthony Perez January 30, 2014 – Anthony Perez of Lincoln won $10,000 playing the $10 Scratch game 10X the Money from the Nebraska Lottery.

Perez purchased his winning 10X the Money ticket at Git ‘N Split, 5560 South 48th Street in Lincoln. Scratching the ticket, he revealed matching numbers with a corresponding prize of $10,000.

There are 20 $10,000 top prizes available in 10X the Money. Perez is the third person to claim a top prize to date.

10X the Money is a $10 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $1.6 million in cash prizes from $10 to $10,000. The odds of winning the $10,000 top prize in 10X the Money are 1 in 12,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.72.

 

Elkhorn Man Wins $22,000 Playing 2by2

Kevin McCormack January 30, 2014 – Kevin McCormack of Elkhorn recently won $22,000 playing 2by2 from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 12,500 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Wednesday, January 8 drawings. O’Brien purchased his winning 2by2 ticket at Anderson Food Shop, 17915 Arbor Street in Omaha. The quick pick ticket contained the winning red ball numbers (2, 9) and winning white ball numbers (16, 26) from the January 8 drawing for a corresponding prize of $22,000.

Three hundred and thirteen Nebraska Lottery players have won the 2by2 top prize to date.

While claiming his prize on January 13, McCormack told Nebraska Lottery officials that he received coupons for free 2by2 tickets at an office holiday party. He used one of the coupons to buy his winning ticket. “When I checked my ticket later, I couldn’t believe it,” said McCormack. He had no immediate plans for his prize.

2by2 is run by the Multi-State Lottery Association and was introduced in June 2002. Players in Kansas, Nebraska and North Dakota have the opportunity to win up to $22,000 Monday through Sunday by playing 2by2. The odds of winning the $22,000 2by2 top prize are 1 in 105,625. The overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.59.

$5,000 MyDaY Prize for Cedar Bluffs Man

Roland Meister January 30, 2014 – Roland Meister of Cedar Bluffs recently won $5,000 playing MyDaY from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 10,000 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Wednesday, January 1 drawings. Among these winners was Meister, who purchased his winning MyDaY ticket at Touch N Go in Cedar Bluffs. The ticket was good for six drawings and contained the winning Month (7), winning Day (13), and winning Year (41) from the January 1 drawing for the $5,000 top prize.

Three hundred and nineteen Nebraska Lottery players have won the MyDaY top prize to date.

While claiming his prize on January 10, Meister told Nebraska Lottery officials that he learned he had won after seeing the winning numbers in the Omaha World Herald. “At first I was sure it was a mistake,” said Meister. He plans to pay bills using his winnings.

MyDaY is a Nebraska Lottery Lotto game with a calendar theme. Players can win up to $5,000 by choosing a six-digit date for each $1 MyDaY play. The odds of winning the $5,000 top prize in MyDaY are 1 in 36,525, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 8.17.

Lincoln Woman Wins $100,000 Playing $100,000 Crossword Doubler

Janet Cronk January 29, 2014 – Janet Cronk of Lincoln won $100,000 playing the $10 Scratch game $100,000 Crossword Doubler from the Nebraska Lottery.

Cronk purchased her winning $100,000 Crossword Doubler ticket at Roc’s Stop & Shop, 1449 N 56th Street in Lincoln. Scratching the ticket, she revealed 11 complete words for a corresponding prize of $100,000.

There were three $100,000 top prizes available in $100,000 Crossword Doubler. Cronk was the third person to claim a top prize in the game.

While claiming her prize on January 3, Cronk told Nebraska Lottery officials that she didn’t believe she had won the $100,000 top prize at first when she scratched off the ticket. “I had to have my son double-check the words,” said Cronk. She plans to pay bills using her winnings.

$100,000 Crossword Doubler was a $10 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offered players the chance to win $2.1 million in cash prizes from $10 to $100,000. The odds of winning the $100,000 top prize in $100,000 Crossword Doubler were 1 in 100,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize were 1 in 2.89.

Lexington Woman Wins $10,000 Playing Holiday Gifts

Holiday GiftsJanuary 29, 2014 – Sonia Hernandez of Lexington won $10,000 playing the $2 Scratch game Holiday Gifts.

Hernandez purchased her winning Holiday Gifts ticket at Ampride, 2700 Plum Creek Parkway in Lexington. Scratching the ticket, she revealed matching numbers with a corresponding prize of $10,000.

There are three $10,000 top prizes available in Holiday Gifts. Hernandez is the first person to claim a top prize to date.

Holiday Gifts is a $2 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $466,950 in cash prizes from $2 to $10,000. The odds of winning $10,000 playing Holiday Gifts are 1 in 120,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.35.

 

Cook Man Wins $22,000 2by2 Prize

2by2January 29, 2014 – Larry O’Brien of Cook recently won $22,000 playing 2by2 from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 8,000 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Saturday, December 7 drawings. O’Brien purchased his winning 2by2 ticket at B&B Pump N Go, 535 Park Street in Syracuse. The ticket was good for seven draws and contained one play with the winning red ball numbers (3, 17) and winning white ball numbers (1, 4) from the December 7 drawing for a corresponding prize of $22,000.

Three hundred and thirteen Nebraska Lottery players have won the 2by2 top prize to date.

2by2 is run by the Multi-State Lottery Association and was introduced in June 2002. Players in Kansas, Nebraska and North Dakota have the opportunity to win up to $22,000 Monday through Sunday by playing 2by2. The odds of winning the $22,000 2by2 top prize are 1 in 105,625. The overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.59.

Gordon Man Wins $100,000 Playing Platinum Jubilee 20X

Lloyd York Jr. January 28, 2014 – Lloyd York Jr. of Gordon won $100,000 playing the $10 Scratch game Platinum Jubilee 20X from the Nebraska Lottery.

York purchased his winning Platinum Jubilee 20X ticket at Big Bats, 1250 West Highway 20 in Chadron. Scratching the ticket, he revealed matching numbers with a corresponding prize of $100,000.

There were three $100,000 top prizes available in Platinum Jubilee 20X. York was the third person to claim a top prize in the game. He plans to pay bills using his winnings.

Platinum Jubilee 20X was a $10 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offered players the chance to win $2.1 million in cash prizes from $10 to $100,000. The odds of winning the top prize in Platinum Jubilee 20X were 1 in 102,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize were 1 in 3.14.

 

Lincoln Woman Wins $5,009 Playing MyDaY

Shari Neal January 28, 2014 – Shari Neal of Lincoln recently won a total of $5,009 playing MyDaY from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 6,500 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Thursday, December 26, 2013, drawings. Among these winners was Neal, who purchased her winning MyDaY ticket at Shell Food Mart, 1107 Belmont Avenue in Lincoln. The four-play ticket was good for six drawings and contained one play with the winning Month (11), winning Day (16), and winning Year (59) from the December 26 drawing for the $5,000 top prize.

A second play contained the winning Day from the December 26 drawing for $4. Another play matched the winning Day from the December 23 drawing for $4, and a third play matched the winning Month from the December 20 drawing for $1, making Neal’s total prize $5,009.

Three hundred and nineteen Nebraska Lottery players have won the MyDaY top prize to date.

While claiming her prize on January 2, Neal told Nebraska Lottery officials that she uses family birthdays to choose her MyDaY numbers. She learned she had won after visiting the Nebraska Lottery web site, nelottery.com. “I checked the website, and I thought, ‘That’s my date,’” said Neal. She plans to pay bills using her winnings.

MyDaY is a Nebraska Lottery Lotto game with a calendar theme. Players can win up to $5,000 by choosing a six-digit date for each $1 MyDaY play. The odds of winning the $5,000 top prize in MyDaY are 1 in 36,525, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 8.17.

Alliance Man Wins $5,001 Playing Mega Millions

Mega MillionsJanuary 24, 2014 – Adisa Walker of Alliance won a total of $5,001 playing Mega Millions from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 66,902 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Tuesday, December 17 drawings. Walker purchased his winning Mega Millions ticket at J&J Pit Stop, 1308 West 3rd Street in Alliance. The ticket contained four of the five winning white ball numbers (8, 14, 17, 20, 39) and the Mega Ball number (7) for a corresponding prize of $5,000.

A second play contained the winning Mega Ball number for $1, making Walker’s total prize $5,001.

Three Nebraska Lottery players have claimed a $5,000 Mega Millions prize since the game was changed in October 2013. The odds of winning $5,000 playing Mega Millions are 1 in 739,688, and the odds of winning $1 are in 1 in 21. The overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 14.7.

 

North Platte Man Wins $5,000 Playing Mega Millions

Mega MillionsJanuary 15, 2014 – Jeffery Williams of North Platte won $5,000 playing Mega Millions from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 49,000 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Friday, December 13 drawings. Williams purchased his winning Mega Millions ticket at Casey’s General Store, 520 Rodeo Road in North Platte. The ticket contained four of the five winning white ball numbers (19, 24, 26, 27, 70) and the Mega Ball number (12) for a corresponding prize of $5,000.

Williams is the first person to claim a $5,000 Mega Millions prize in Nebraska since the game was changed in October 2013. The odds of winning $5,000 playing Mega Millions are 1 in 739,688, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 14.7.

Grand Island Man Wins $30,000 Playing 2 In One

Eltahir Koko January 14, 2014 – Eltahir Koko of Grand Island won $30,000 playing the $3 Scratch game 2 In One.

Koko purchased his winning 2 In One ticket at Casey’s General Store, 1420 South Locust Street in Grand Island. Scratching the ticket, he revealed matching symbols for a corresponding prize of $30,000.

There are three $30,000 top prizes available in 2 In One. Koko is the second person to claim a top prize in the game to date.

2 In One is a $3 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $935,600 in cash prizes from $3 to $30,000. The odds of winning the top prize in 2 In One are 1 in 160,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.42.

 

$10,000 Powerball Prize for Lincoln Man

Jacob & Andrea Roberts January 10, 2014 – Jacob Roberts of Lincoln recently won $10,000 playing Powerball from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 12,500 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Wednesday, December 11, 2013, drawings. Among these winners was Roberts, who purchased his winning ticket at U-Stop, 8231 O Street in Lincoln. The quick-pick ticket contained one play with four of the five winning white ball numbers (1, 10, 13, 18, 19) and the Powerball number (27) from the December 11 drawing for $10,000.

Four hundred and forty-three Nebraska Lottery players have won the $10,000 Powerball prize to date. The odds of winning $10,000 playing Powerball are 1 in 648,975, and the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 31.8.

 

Columbus Couple Wins $1 Million Playing Mega Millions

Mega Millions Winner December 31, 2013 – Allen & JoAnn Cooke of Columbus recently won $1 million playing Nebraska Mega Millions.

For the Tuesday, December 17 drawing, JoAnn Cooke purchased a Mega Millions ticket at Corner Stop, 220 23rd Street in Columbus. The three-play quick pick ticket contained one play with all five winning white ball numbers (8, 14, 17, 20, 39) from the December 17 drawing for a corresponding prize of $1 million.

This is the first $1 million Mega Millions prize won in Nebraska since the game was modified on October 22, 2013. Previously, the prize for matching five white ball numbers was $250,000.

While claiming their prize on December 26, the Cookes told Nebraska Lottery officials that they were “elated” to win the million-dollar prize. They first thought they might have the winning ticket after their son told them a million-dollar ticket had been sold at Corner Stop. A few days later, JoAnn saw the winning numbers on television and decided to check the ticket. “I checked the numbers, and I told Allen, ‘We won a million dollars,’” said JoAnn. “He didn’t believe me.” The couple has no immediate plans for their prize.

The odds of winning $1 million playing Mega Millions are 1 in 18,492,204, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 14.7.

Also receiving a prize was the store that sold the winning ticket. Nebraska Lottery retailers receive a High Prize Seller Bonus for selling winning high-tier Scratch and Lotto tickets. This bonus is 1% of the prize won, so Corner Stop received $10,000.

Gretna Couple Claims Powerball Jackpot

DSC_0057 December 17, 2013 – Today, Gov. Dave Heineman presented David and Erica Harrig of Gretna a temporary award check for $61.45 million dollars from the Nebraska Lottery Powerball jackpot. The Gretna couple had one of two winning tickets in the nation for last week's $122.9 million Powerball jackpot.

“Christmas came early for the Harrig family,” said Gov. Heineman. “I am very happy for David and Erica, and I wish them all the best this holiday season.”

David Harrig purchased the winning ticket at Speedee Mart in Gretna on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 1:34 p.m. CT. The ticket matched all six numbers from the Dec. 11 Powerball drawing: 1, 10, 13, 18, 19 and Powerball 27. A second jackpot winning ticket was sold in Massachusetts, so the Harrig’s share of the prize is split with the Massachusetts’s winner, bringing the Harrig’s prize to $61.45 million paid out annually over 29 years, or $34.18 million if they select the lump sum cash option.

This is the 10th Powerball jackpot won in Nebraska since the Nebraska Lottery began offering Powerball in 1994. The $61.45 million prize is the second highest Powerball to be awarded in Nebraska. The last time a Powerball jackpot was won in Nebraska occurred in February 2006 when a group of eight coworkers at a ConAgra Foods plant in Lincoln split a $365 million jackpot. That was the largest Powerball prize to be awarded in Nebraska.

In addition to providing millions of dollars for prizes, sales of Nebraska Lottery tickets help support good causes across the state. The Nebraska Lottery has marked $2 billion in total sales since 1993, accounting for $499 million transferred to the state’s beneficiary fund. As of the last quarter of lottery sales, beneficiary funds to date are approximately: Education Innovation Fund, $153 million; Nebraska Opportunity Grant Fund, $74 million; Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund, $209 million; Nebraska State Fair Support and Improvement Fund, $27 million; and Compulsive Gamblers Assistance Fund, $12 million.

In Fiscal Year 2012-2013, the state collected more than $1 million in state income taxes from prize winnings. The winnings from the Harrig’s ticket will also generate Nebraska tax revenue of $1.7 on the cash option or $3 million on annuity payments.

The Nebraska Lottery is housed within the Nebraska Department of Revenue. Kim Conroy, Nebraska Tax Commissioner, said, “We all enjoy talking about multi-million-dollar jackpots, but a more important figure is the amount of money the Lottery has generated for its beneficiary funds. Almost a half a billion dollars has been raised for a number of good causes including the environment, education and the Nebraska State Fair.”

Jim Haynes, Nebraska Lottery Director, said, “Today is an extremely exciting day for the Harrig family and for the Nebraska Lottery. We wish David and Erica all the best as they begin an amazing adventure as Nebraska’s newest millionaires.”

Powerball jackpot winners have two options for collecting their payment: 30 annuity payments taken over a 29-year period or one cash payment at present value. Winners can chose a payment option up to 60 days after they claim the prize. The annuity option provides annual payments that increase each year. Once winners file the appropriate paperwork to indicate which option they choose, payments are made as electronic transfers.

 

$58,000 Nebraska Pick 5 Prize for Lexington Man

Delmar Roeder December 10, 2013 – Delmar Roeder of Lexington recently won $58,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Roeder received a free quick pick ticket from a previous Nebraska Pick 5 play at Mac’s Short Stop, 1114 North Adams Street in Lexington. The ticket contained all five of the winning numbers (12, 18, 33, 34, 35) from the December 3 drawing for the $58,000 jackpot.

Two hundred and ninety-three Nebraska Lottery players have won the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot to date. Roeder plans to pay bills using his winnings.

Nebraska Pick 5 is Nebraska's unique Lottery game: all the proceeds from Nebraska Pick 5 stay in Nebraska, and all the winning tickets are sold in Nebraska at Nebraska Lottery Lotto game retailers. The odds of winning the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot, which starts at $50,000 and grows by $4,000 each drawing that it is not won, are 1 in 501,942. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game, which has drawings six nights a week, are 1 in 8.

 

Lincoln Man Wins $50,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

David Tyrrell December 10, 2013 – David Tyrrell of Lincoln recently won $50,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Tyrrell purchased his winning Nebraska Pick 5 ticket at Casey’s General Store, 4335 North 70th Street in Lincoln. The ticket contained all five of the winning numbers (4, 7, 19, 33, 36) from the December 4 drawing for the $50,000 jackpot.

Two hundred and ninety-three Nebraska Lottery players have won the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot to date. Tyrrell plans to pay bills and take a trip using his winnings.

Nebraska Pick 5 is Nebraska's unique Lottery game: all the proceeds from Nebraska Pick 5 stay in Nebraska, and all the winning tickets are sold in Nebraska at Nebraska Lottery Lotto game retailers. The odds of winning the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot, which starts at $50,000 and grows by $4,000 each drawing that it is not won, are 1 in 501,942. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game, which has drawings six nights a week, are 1 in 8.

$5,000 MyDaY Prize for Lincoln Man

Dustin Clark December 6, 2013 – Dustin Clark of Lincoln recently won $5,000 playing MyDaY from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 11,500 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Wednesday, November 27 drawings. Among these winners was Clark, who purchased his winning MyDaY ticket at Kwik Shop, 4400 Cornhusker Highway in Lincoln. The three-play ticket contained one play with the winning Month (6), winning Day (15), and winning Year (82) from the November 27 drawing for the $5,000 top prize.

Three hundred and fourteen Nebraska Lottery players have won the MyDaY top prize to date.

While claiming his prize on December 2, Clark told Nebraska Lottery officials that he was “very surprised” to win the MyDaY top prize. He learned he had won after visiting the Nebraska Lottery web site, nelottery.com. “I couldn’t believe I had won,” said Clark. “I had to double-check the winning numbers a few times.” He plans to pay bills using his winnings.

MyDaY is a Nebraska Lottery Lotto game with a calendar theme. Players can win up to $5,000 by choosing a six-digit date for each $1 MyDaY play. The odds of winning the $5,000 top prize in MyDaY are 1 in 36,525, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 8.17.

Guide Rock Man Wins $35,000 Playing Bonus Crossword

Bonus CrosswordDecember 5, 2013 – Robert Rose of Guide Rock won $35,000 playing the $3 Scratch game Bonus Crossword from the Nebraska Lottery.

Rose purchased his winning Bonus Crossword ticket at Pump & Pantry, 1630 East South Street in Hastings. Scratching the ticket, he revealed 10 complete words for the $35,000 top prize.

There are nine $35,000 top prizes available in Anniversary Bonus Crossword. Rose is the third person to claim a top prize in the game.

While claiming his prize on December 2, Rose told Nebraska Lottery officials that at first he had a difficult time sharing the good news with his friends and family. “After I scratched off the ticket, I was so excited that I just wanted to tell someone about it,” said Rose. “I wanted to let my wife know, but she was at work, and no one else was around. I ran into a friend when I got back to town, so he was the first to know.” He plans to pay bills and buy a new vehicle using his winnings.

Bonus Crossword is a $3 Scratch game that offers players the chance to win $8.4 million in cash prizes from $3 to $35,000. The odds of winning the $35,000 top prize in Anniversary Bonus Crossword are 1 in 480,000, while the overall odds are 1 in 3.40.

$10,000 Powerball Prize for Omaha Woman

Nebraska PowerballDecember 3, 2013 – Hong-Hanh Nguyen of Omaha recently won $10,000 playing Powerball from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 14,000 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Wednesday, November 20 drawings. Among these winners was Nguyen, who purchased her winning ticket at Kwik Shop, 5929 North 72nd Street in Omaha. The three-play ticket contained one play with four of the five winning white ball numbers (4, 18, 23, 32, 45) and the Powerball number (7) from the November 20 drawing for $10,000.

Four hundred and forty-one Nebraska Lottery players have won the $10,000 Powerball prize to date. The odds of winning $10,000 playing Powerball are 1 in 648,975, and the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 31.8.

$10,000 Powerball Prize for Papillion Man

Nebraska PowerballDecember 3, 2013 – Scott Workman of Papillion recently won $10,000 playing Powerball from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 10,000 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Saturday, November 23 drawings. Among these winners was Workman, who purchased his winning ticket at Hy-Vee Gas, 7608 Olson Drive in Papillion. The two-play quick pick ticket contained one play with four of the five winning white ball numbers (5, 12, 43, 52, 55) and the Powerball number (10) from the November 23 drawing for $10,000.

Four hundred and forty-one Nebraska Lottery players have won the $10,000 Powerball prize to date. The odds of winning $10,000 playing Powerball are 1 in 648,975, and the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 31.8.

Lincoln Man Wins $1 Million Playing Powerball

Jerry Wells December 2, 2013 – Jerry Wells of Lincoln recently won $1 million playing Nebraska Powerball.

Wells purchased his winning Powerball ticket at Roc’s Stop & Shop, 2100 South 56th Street in Lincoln. The two-play ticket contained one play with all five winning white ball numbers (4, 18, 23, 32, 45) from the November 20 drawing for a corresponding prize of $1 million.

Ten Nebraska Lottery players have won the $1 million prize in Powerball since the game was modified on January 15, 2012.

While claiming his prize on November 26, Wells told Nebraska Lottery officials that he selects his Powerball numbers using a combination of birthdays, ages, and the jersey numbers of favorite athletes. He learned he had won after checking the Nebraska Lottery website, nelottery.com. “When I saw the numbers come up the first thought that went through my mind was, ‘Those numbers look familiar,’” said Wells. “I was disappointed for a second because I didn’t match the Powerball number for the jackpot, but then I realized I’d won a million dollars.” He plans to pay bills and invest for the future using his winnings. “I’ve often dreamed of winning and what I’d do if I did win,” said Wells. “I am truly blessed and very thankful.”

The odds of winning $1 million playing Powerball are 1 in 5,153,633, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 31.8.

$100,000 Conference Foes Prize for Ord Man

Conference FoesNovember 26, 2013 – Russell Rogers of Ord won $100,000 playing the $10 Scratch game Conference Foes from the Nebraska Lottery.

Rogers purchased his winning Conference Foes ticket at Pump & Pantry, 512 1st Street in North Loup. Scratching the ticket, he revealed matching numbers with a corresponding prize of $100,000.

There were three $100,000 top prizes available in Conference Foes. Rogers was the third person to claim a top prize in the game.

While claiming his prize on November 25, Rogers told Nebraska Lottery officials that he purchased his winning ticket when returning home after work. “I’ve been buying Conference Foes tickets because I’d won playing them before, so I stopped and bought another one,” said Rogers. “I couldn’t believe it when I got home and scratched off that ticket.” He plans to pay bills using his winnings.

Conference Foes was a $10 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offered players the chance to win over $2 million in cash prizes from $10 to $100,000. The odds of winning the $100,000 top prize in Conference Foes were 1 in 95,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize were 1 in 3.32.

 

Lincoln Woman Wins $35,000 Playing Naughty or Nice

Naughty or NiceNovember 22, 2013 – Jennifer Skaggs of Lincoln won $35,000 playing the $5 Scratch game Naughty or Nice from the Nebraska Lottery.

Skaggs purchased her winning Naughty or Nice ticket at Casey’s General Store, 4135 South 48th Street in Lincoln. Scratching the ticket, she revealed matching numbers in a row with a corresponding prize of $35,000.

There are three $35,000 top prizes available in Naughty or Nice. Skaggs is the first person to claim a top prize to date.

Naughty or Nice is a $5 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $898,944 in cash prizes from $5 to $35,000. The odds of winning the top prize in Naughty or Nice are 1 in 90,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 2.03.

 

Omaha Woman Wins $5,000 Playing MyDaY

MyDaYNovember 22, 2013 – Deborah Henderson of Omaha recently won $5,000 playing MyDaY from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 9,000 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Monday, November 18 drawings. Among these winners was Henderson, who purchased her winning MyDaY ticket at No Frills Supermarket, 3548 Q Street in Omaha. The ticket contained the winning Month (4), winning Day (8), and winning Year (44) from the November 18 drawing for the $5,000 top prize.

Three hundred and eleven Nebraska Lottery players have won the MyDaY top prize to date.

MyDaY is a Nebraska Lottery Lotto game with a calendar theme. Players can win up to $5,000 by choosing a six-digit date for each $1 MyDaY play. The odds of winning the $5,000 top prize in MyDaY are 1 in 36,525, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 8.17.

Elkhorn Woman Wins $10,000 Playing Powerball

Nebraska PowerballNovember 22, 2013 – Janet Noll of Elkhorn recently won $10,000 playing Powerball from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 15,500 Nebraska Lottery winners in the November 16 drawings. Among these winners was Noll, who purchased her winning ticket at the Baker’s Supermarket, 505 North 155th Plaza in Omaha. The four-play ticket contained one play with four of the five winning white ball numbers (10, 29, 37, 44, 59) and the Powerball number (10) from the November 16 drawing for $10,000.

Four hundred and thirty-nine Nebraska Lottery players have won the $10,000 Powerball prize to date. The odds of winning $10,000 playing Powerball are 1 in 648,975, and the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 31.8.

Omaha Man Wins $5,000 Playing MyDaY

MyDaYNovember 14, 2013 – Anthony Hembertt of Omaha recently won $5,000 playing MyDaY from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 7,500 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Thursday, November 7 drawings. Among these winners was Hembertt, who purchased his winning MyDaY ticket at Speedee Mart, 5205 South 72nd Street in Omaha. The ticket contained one play with the winning Month (7), winning Day (4), and winning Year (98) from the November 7 drawing for the $5,000 top prize.

Three hundred and nine Nebraska Lottery players have won the MyDaY top prize to date.

MyDaY is a Nebraska Lottery Lotto game with a calendar theme. Players can win up to $5,000 by choosing a six-digit date for each $1 MyDaY play. The odds of winning the $5,000 top prize in MyDaY are 1 in 36,525, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 8.17.

Blue Hill Man Wins $30,000 Playing Cow Pies

Jeff Kuhn November 15, 2013 – Jeff Kuhn of Blue Hill won $30,000 playing the $3 Scratch game Cow Pies from the Nebraska Lottery.

Kuhn purchased his winning Cow Pies ticket at Ampride, 310 North Wilson Street in Blue Hill. Scratching the ticket, he revealed a “CHOCOLATE BAR” symbol with a corresponding prize of $30,000.

There are three $30,000 top prizes available in Cow Pies. Kuhn is the second person to claim a top prize to date.

Cow Pies is a $3 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $934,160 in cash prizes from $3 to $30,000. The odds of winning the $30,000 top prize in Cow Pies are 1 in 160,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.56.

 

Bellevue Man Wins $98,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

Dale Busboom November 12, 2013 – Dale Busboom of Bellevue recently won $98,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Busboom purchased his winning Nebraska Pick 5 ticket at No Frills Supermarket, 1510 Harlan Drive in Bellevue. The ticket was good for multiple draws and contained one quick pick play with all five of the winning numbers (2, 5, 23, 27, 34) from the October 23 drawing for the $90,000 jackpot.

Two hundred and eighty-nine Nebraska Lottery players have won the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot to date.

While claiming his prize on October 28, Busboom told Nebraska Lottery officials that he learned he had won after seeing the winning numbers on the KETV Channel 7 News. “I didn’t believe it at first, so I double-checked with the newspaper,” said Busboom. “Then I went back to the store to check the ticket one more time.” He plans to pay bills and take a trip using his winnings.

Nebraska Pick 5 is Nebraska's unique Lottery game: all the proceeds from Nebraska Pick 5 stay in Nebraska, and all the winning tickets are sold in Nebraska at Nebraska Lottery Lotto game retailers. The odds of winning the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot, which starts at $50,000 and grows by $4,000 each drawing that it is not won, are 1 in 501,942. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game, which has drawings six nights a week, are 1 in 8.

Omaha Woman Wins $15,000 Playing Lineword

LinewordNovember 14, 2013 – Cassandra Erlandson of Omaha won $15,000 playing the $2 Scratch game Lineword from the Nebraska Lottery.

Erlandson purchased her winning Lineword ticket at Bucky’s Express, 3052 South 84th Street in Omaha. Scratching the ticket, he revealed one complete word with a corresponding prize of $15,000.

There are three $15,000 top prizes available in Lineword. Erlandson is the second person to claim a top prize to date.

Lineword is a $3 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $468,006 in cash prizes from $2 to $15,000. The odds of winning the $15,000 top prize in Lineword are 1 in 120,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.98.

 

$5,000 MyDaY Prize for Omaha Man

MyDaYNovember 14, 2013 – Charles Severin of Omaha recently won $5,000 playing MyDaY from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 12,500 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Tuesday, November 5 drawings. Among these winners was Severin, who purchased his winning MyDaY ticket at Kwik Shop, 6910 South 108th Street in La Vista. The three-play ticket contained one play with the winning Month (2), winning Day (16), and winning Year (54) from the November 5 drawing for the $5,000 top prize.

Three hundred and nine Nebraska Lottery players have won the MyDaY top prize to date.

MyDaY is a Nebraska Lottery Lotto game with a calendar theme. Players can win up to $5,000 by choosing a six-digit date for each $1 MyDaY play. The odds of winning the $5,000 top prize in MyDaY are 1 in 36,525, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 8.17.

Grand Island Woman Wins $30,000 Playing 2 In One

Pam Rivera November 13, 2013 – Pam Rivera of Grand Island won $30,000 playing the $3 Scratch game 2 In One.

Rivera purchased her winning 2 In One ticket at Hy-Vee Gas, 14405 Stoneybrook Boulevard in Omaha. Scratching the ticket, she revealed matching symbols for a corresponding prize of $30,000.

There are three $30,000 top prize available in 2 In One. Rivera is the first person to claim a top prize in the game to date.

While claiming her prize on November 6, Rivera told Nebraska Lottery officials that she often stops at Hy-Vee Gas when returning home from Omaha. She told Nebraska Lottery officials that her husband scratched off the ticket. “At first he thought it was fake,” said Rivera. “So I looked at the ticket and I couldn’t believe it.” She plans to take a vacation using her winnings.

2 In One is a $3 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $935,600 in cash prizes from $3 to $30,000. The odds of winning the top prize in 2 In One are 1 in 160,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.42.

Bellevue Man Wins $98,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

Dale Busboom November 12, 2013 – Dale Busboom of Bellevue recently won $98,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Busboom purchased his winning Nebraska Pick 5 ticket at No Frills Supermarket, 1510 Harlan Drive in Bellevue. The ticket was good for multiple draws and contained one quick pick play with all five of the winning numbers (2, 5, 23, 27, 34) from the October 23 drawing for the $90,000 jackpot.

Two hundred and eighty-nine Nebraska Lottery players have won the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot to date.

While claiming his prize on October 28, Busboom told Nebraska Lottery officials that he learned he had won after seeing the winning numbers on the KETV Channel 7 News. “I didn’t believe it at first, so I double-checked with the newspaper,” said Busboom. “Then I went back to the store to check the ticket one more time.” He plans to pay bills and take a trip using his winnings.

Nebraska Pick 5 is Nebraska's unique Lottery game: all the proceeds from Nebraska Pick 5 stay in Nebraska, and all the winning tickets are sold in Nebraska at Nebraska Lottery Lotto game retailers. The odds of winning the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot, which starts at $50,000 and grows by $4,000 each drawing that it is not won, are 1 in 501,942. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game, which has drawings six nights a week, are 1 in 8.

$5,000 MyDaY Prize for Omaha Man

MyDaYNovember 12, 2013 – Wayne Couden of Omaha recently won $5,000 playing MyDaY from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 6,500 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Monday, October 28 drawings. Among these winners was Couden, who purchased his winning MyDaY ticket at Husker Food Store, 4201 South 24th Street in Omaha. The four-play ticket contained one play with the winning Month (6), winning Day (11), and winning Year (47) from the October 28 drawing for the $5,000 top prize.

Three hundred and nine Nebraska Lottery players have won the MyDaY top prize to date.

MyDaY is a Nebraska Lottery Lotto game with a calendar theme. Players can win up to $5,000 by choosing a six-digit date for each $1 MyDaY play. The odds of winning the $5,000 top prize in MyDaY are 1 in 36,525, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 8.17.

$35,000 Bonus Crossword Prize for Ord Woman

Stacy Streff November 7, 2013 – Stacy Streff of Ord won $35,000 playing the $3 Scratch game Bonus Crossword from the Nebraska Lottery.

Streff purchased her winning Bonus Crossword ticket at Pump & Pantry, 2320 L Street in Ord. Scratching the ticket, she revealed 10 complete words for the $35,000 top prize.

There are nine $35,000 top prizes available in Anniversary Bonus Crossword. Streff is the second person to claim a top prize in the game. She plans to pay bills using her winnings.

Bonus Crossword is a $3 Scratch game that offers players the chance to win $8.4 million in cash prizes from $3 to $35,000. The odds of winning the $35,000 top prize in Anniversary Bonus Crossword are 1 in 480,000, while the overall odds are 1 in 3.40.

 

Omaha Man Wins $150,000 Playing The Color of Money 9X

Terry Murnane November 7, 2013 – Terry Murnane of Omaha won $150,000 playing the $15 Scratch game The Color of Money 9X from the Nebraska Lottery.

Murnane purchased his winning ticket at CVS Pharmacy, 14303 U Street in Omaha. Scratching the ticket, he revealed three matching symbols in a row with a corresponding prize of $150,000.

There are three $150,000 top prizes available in The Color of Money 9X. Murnane is the first person to claim a top prize to date. He plans to pay bills and travel using his winnings.

The Color of Money 9X is a $15 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $3.3 million in cash prizes from $15 to $150,000. The odds of winning the top prize in The Color of Money 9X are 1 in 104,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 2.72.

La Vista Man Wins $50,000 Playing Zombie Bash

Kerwin Martinson November 7, 2013 – Kerwin Martinson of La Vista won $50,000 playing the $5 Scratch game Zombie Bash from the Nebraska Lottery.

Martinson purchased his winning Zombie Bash ticket at No Frills Supermarket, 1230 North Washington Street in Papillion. Scratching the ticket, he revealed matching numbers with a corresponding prize of $50,000.

There were three $50,000 top prizes available in Zombie Bash. Martinson was the third person to claim a top prize in the game. He plans to pay bills using his winnings.

Zombie Bash was a $5 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offered players the chance to win over $1 million in cash prizes from $5 to $50,000. The odds of winning the $50,000 top prize in Zombie Bash were 1 in 100,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize were 1 in 3.21.

Meadow Grove Man Wins $100,000 Playing $100,000 Crossword Doubler

Scott Seelmeyer November 1, 2013 – Scott Seelmeyer of Meadow Grove won $100,000 playing the $10 Scratch game $100,000 Crossword Doubler from the Nebraska Lottery.

Seelmeyer purchased his winning $100,000 Crossword Doubler ticket at Tilly’s, 316 West Main Street in Battle Creek. Scratching the ticket, he revealed 11 complete words for a corresponding prize of $100,000.

There are three $100,000 top prizes available in $100,000 Crossword Doubler. Seelmeyer is the second person to claim a top prize in this edition of the game.

While claiming his prize on October 16, Seelmeyer told Nebraska Lottery officials that he didn’t believe he had won when he scratched off the ticket. “I just kept looking at the ticket and checking the letters. Then I asked my sister to double-check it,” said Seelmeyer. He plans to purchase a new house using his winnings.

$100,000 Crossword Doubler is a $10 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $2.1 million in cash prizes from $10 to $100,000. The odds of winning the $100,000 top prize in $100,000 Crossword Doubler are 1 in 100,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 2.89.

Lindsay Man Wins $22,000 2by2 Prize

Gerald & Deb McPhillips November 1, 2013 – Gerald McPhillips of Lindsay recently won $22,000 playing 2by2 from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 7,500 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Wednesday, October 2 drawings. McPhillips’ winning 2by2 ticket was purchased at Hy-Vee, 3010 23rd Street in Columbus. The quick pick ticket was good for seven draws and contained one play with the winning red ball numbers (3, 15) and winning white ball numbers (7, 20) from the October 2 drawing for a corresponding prize of $22,000.

Three hundred and six Nebraska Lottery players have won the 2by2 top prize to date.

While claiming his prize on October 8, McPhillips told Nebraska Lottery officials that his wife, Deb, purchased the winning ticket for him. He learned he had won after checking the Nebraska Lottery website, nelottery.com. “When I saw those numbers, at first I thought, ‘Are those the right numbers?’ I couldn’t believe it,” said McPhillips. He plans to pay bills using his winnings.

2by2 is run by the Multi-State Lottery Association and was introduced in June 2002. Players in Kansas, Nebraska and North Dakota have the opportunity to win up to $22,000 Monday through Sunday by playing 2by2. The odds of winning the $22,000 2by2 top prize are 1 in 105,625. The overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.59.

$66,000 Nebraska Pick 5 Jackpot for Omaha Woman

November 1, 2013 – Maria Diaz of Omaha recently won $66,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.
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Wallace Man Wins $90,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

Douglas Raney October 31, 2013 – Douglas Raney of Wallace recently won $90,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Raney purchased his winning Nebraska Pick 5 ticket at Time Saver, 1220 South Dewey in North Platte. The ticket was good for multiple draws and contained one play with all five of the winning numbers (7, 8, 22, 28, 29) from the October 2 drawing for the $90,000 jackpot.

Two hundred and eighty-eight Nebraska Lottery players have won the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot to date.

While claiming his prize on October 4, Raney told Nebraska Lottery officials that he plays the same numbers each week by purchasing the maximum amount of Pick 5 drawings at a time (12 weeks of drawings). “I buy multi-draw tickets and then I mark down on the calendar when they’re done,” said Raney. “We don’t have a lottery retailer in town, so buying multi-draws saves me time traveling to the store.” He learned he had won after seeing the winning numbers on the KNOP-TV news. Raney plans to pay bills using his winnings.

$10,000 Powerball Prize for Hastings Woman

Nebraska PowerballOctober 30, 2013 – Oramy Romero of Hastings recently won $10,000 playing Powerball from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 29,000 Nebraska Lottery winners in the September 18 drawings. Among these winners was Romero, who purchased her winning ticket at the Pump & Pantry, 1630 East South Street in Hastings. The two-play ticket contained one play with four of the five winning white ball numbers (7, 10, 22, 32, 35) and the Powerball number (19) from the September 18 drawing for $10,000.

Four hundred and thirty-eight Nebraska Lottery players have won the $10,000 Powerball prize to date. The odds of winning $10,000 playing Powerball are 1 in 648,975, and the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 31.8.

$10,000 Mega Millions® Prize for Hastings Man

Mega MillionsOctober 23, 2013 – James Kaufman of Hastings recently won $10,000 playing Mega Millions from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 9,600 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Tuesday, September 24 drawings. Among these winners was Kaufman, who purchased his winning Mega Millions ticket at Git ‘N Split, 819 East South Street in Hastings. The five-play quick pick ticket contained four of the five winning white ball numbers (4, 11, 32, 39, 40) and the Mega Ball® number (33) for a $10,000 prize.

Sixty Nebraska Lottery players have won the $10,000 Mega Millions prize to date.

Mega Millions is a multi-state jackpot game currently offered by 44 lotteries across the United States. Prior to October 22, the odds of winning $10,000 playing Mega Millions were 1 in 689,065, and the overall odds of winning any prize were 1 in 40.

Blue Springs Man Wins $15,000 Playing Lineword

Brandon Calkins October 16, 2013 – Brandon Calkins of Blue Springs won $15,000 playing the $2 Scratch game Lineword from the Nebraska Lottery.

Calkins purchased his winning Lineword ticket at Wymore Express, 321 South 14th Street in Wymore. Scratching the ticket, he revealed one complete word with a corresponding prize of $15,000.

There are three $15,000 top prizes available in Lineword. Calkins is the first person to claim a top prize to date.

While claiming his prize on September 25, Calkins told Nebraska Lottery officials that he was “shocked” to win the top prize. “It really hasn’t sunk in yet,” said Calkins. He plans to pay for some home improvements using his winnings.

Lineword is a $3 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $468,006 in cash prizes from $2 to $15,000. The odds of winning the $15,000 top prize in Lineword are 1 in 120,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.98.

$126,000 Nebraska Pick 5 Prize for Omaha Woman

Nebraska Pick 5October 16, 2013 – Cheryl Bullock of Omaha recently won $126,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Bullock is a regular Lotto player who previously won $5,000 playing MyDaY in November 2009. For the September 19 drawing, she purchased a three-play Nebraska Pick 5 ticket at Bag ‘N Save, 2650 North 90th Street in Omaha. The three-play ticket contained one play with all five of the winning numbers (3, 4, 17, 19, 30) from the September 19 drawing for $126,000.

Two hundred and eighty-eight Nebraska Lottery players have won the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot to date.

While claiming her prize on September 20, Bullock told Nebraska Lottery officials that she learned she had won after seeing the winning numbers during the KETV Channel 7 news. “I was watching TV, and I saw the numbers come up,” said Bullock. “At first I thought, ‘This can’t be real.’ Then I hit rewind on the DVR just to double-check.” She plans to pay bills using her winnings.

Nebraska Pick 5 is Nebraska's unique Lottery game: all the proceeds from Nebraska Pick 5 stay in Nebraska, and all the winning tickets are sold in Nebraska at Nebraska Lottery Lotto game retailers. The odds of winning the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot, which starts at $50,000 and grows by $4,000 each drawing that it is not won, are 1 in 501,942. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game, which has drawings six nights a week, are 1 in 8.

Lexington Man Wins $35,000 Playing Crazy 8’s

Crazy 8sOctober 10, 2013 – Steven Thornburg of Lexington won $35,000 playing the $3 Scratch game Crazy 8s from the Nebraska Lottery.

Thornburg purchased his winning Crazy 8s ticket at Uncle Neal’s, 123 Pacific Street in Lexington. Scratching the ticket, he revealed three matching symbols with a corresponding prize of $35,000.

There were three $35,000 top prizes available in Crazy 8s. Thornburg was the third person to claim a top prize in the game. He plans to pay bills using his winnings.

Crazy 8s was a $3 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offered players the chance to win $937,000 in cash prizes from $3 to $35,000. The odds of winning the top prize in Crazy 8s were 1 in 160,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize were 1 in 3.51.

 

Tekamah Man Wins $200,000 Playing VIP Club

VIP ClubOctober 9, 2013 – Joseph Jacobs of Tekamah won $200,000 playing the $20 Scratch game VIP Club from the Nebraska Lottery.

Jacobs purchased his winning VIP Club ticket at Cubby’s, 603 South 13th Street in Tekamah. Scratching the ticket, he revealed matching numbers with a corresponding prize of $200,000.

There are three $200,000 top prizes available in VIP Club. Jacobs is the second person to claim a top prize to date.

VIP Club is a $20 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $8.5 million in cash prizes from $20 to $200,000. The odds of winning $10,000 playing VIP Club are 1 in 75,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 2.41.

 

$22,000 2by2 Prize for Columbus Woman

2by2October 9, 2013 – Laurel Bruckner of Columbus recently won $22,000 playing 2by2 from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 14,500 Nebraska Lottery winners in the August 31 drawings. Among these winners was Bruckner, who purchased a 2by2 ticket at Casey’s General Store, 2671 33rd Avenue in Columbus. The three-play ticket contained one play with the winning red ball numbers (4, 19) and winning white ball numbers (4, 22) from the August 31 drawing for a corresponding prize of $22,000.

Three hundred and five Nebraska Lottery players have won the 2by2 top prize to date. Bruckner plans to take a trip using her winnings.

2by2 is run by the Multi-State Lottery Association and was introduced in June 2002. Players in Kansas, Nebraska and North Dakota have the opportunity to win up to $22,000 Monday through Sunday by playing 2by2. The odds of winning the $22,000 2by2 top prize are 1 in 105,625. The overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.59.

$110,000 Nebraska Pick 5 Prize for Bennet Man

Nebraska Pick 5October 2, 2013 – Randall Peterson of Bennet recently won $110,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 8,700 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Tuesday, August 27 drawings. Among these winners was Peterson, who purchased his winning ticket at U-Stop, 2140 K Street in Lincoln. The quick pick ticket contained one play with the winning numbers (4, 17, 22, 28, 29) for the $110,000 jackpot.

Two hundred and eight-six Nebraska Lottery players have won the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot to date.

Peterson wasted no time claiming his prize, arriving at Nebraska Lottery headquarters the morning after the drawing. He told Nebraska Lottery officials that he learned he had won after checking the Nebraska Lottery website, nelottery.com. “I saw those numbers, and then I thought I’d better get this ticket checked,” said Peterson. He plans to pay bills using his winnings.

Nebraska Pick 5 is Nebraska's unique Lottery game: all the proceeds from Nebraska Pick 5 stay in Nebraska, and all the winning tickets are sold in Nebraska at Nebraska Lottery Lotto game retailers. The odds of winning the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot, which starts at $50,000 and grows by $4,000 each drawing that it is not won, are 1 in 501,942. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game, which has drawings six nights a week, are 1 in 8.

Wahoo Woman Wins $5,000 Playing MyDaY

Rita Dockweiler September 25, 2013 – Rita Dockweiler of Wahoo recently won $5,000 playing MyDaY from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 6,400 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Thursday, August 8 drawings. Among these winners was Dockweiler, who purchased her winning MyDaY ticket at Sun Mart, 1036 North Chestnut Street in Wahoo. The five-play ticket contained one play with the winning Month (10), winning Day (20), and winning Year (66) from the August 8 drawing for the $5,000 top prize.

Three hundred and four Nebraska Lottery players have won the MyDaY top prize to date.

While claiming her prize on August 16, Dockweiler told Nebraska Lottery officials that she uses family birthdays as her MyDaY dates. She learned she had won after checking the Nebraska Lottery website, nelottery.com. “I was looking at the computer and I kept thinking, “I won? Really?,” said Dockweiler. She plans to pay bills using her winnings.

MyDaY is a Nebraska Lottery Lotto game with a calendar theme. Players can win up to $5,000 by choosing a six-digit date for each $1 MyDaY play. The odds of winning the $5,000 top prize in MyDaY are 1 in 36,525, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 8.17.

$1 Million Powerball Prize for Lincoln Man

Dustin Wood September 23, 2013 – Dustin Wood of Lincoln recently won $1 million playing Nebraska Powerball.

Wood purchased his winning Powerball ticket at Russ’s Market, 1709 Washington Street in Lincoln. The five-play quick pick ticket contained one play with all five of the winning numbers (11, 19, 33, 42, 52) from the September 11 drawing for a $1 million prize.

Eight Nebraska Lottery players have won the $1 million prize in Powerball since the game was modified on January 15, 2012.

While claiming his prize on September 20, Wood told Nebraska Lottery officials that he purchased his winning ticket on a whim. “I don’t usually buy tickets, but I was shopping at Russ’s and decided to pick one up,” said Wood. “When I went back to the store to check the ticket and they said it was worth $1 million, I was shocked.” He plans to save his winnings for the future.

The odds of winning $1 million playing Powerball are 1 in 5,153,633, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 31.8.

Also receiving a prize was the store that sold the winning ticket. Nebraska Lottery retailers receive a High Prize Seller Bonus for selling winning high-tier Scratch and Lotto tickets. This bonus is 1% of the prize won, so Russ’s Market received $10,000.

 

$10,007 Mega Millions® Prize for Lincoln Woman

Melissa Smith September 27, 2013 – Melissa Smith of Lincoln recently won a total of $10,007 playing Mega Millions from the Nebraska Lottery.

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.

North Platte Man Wins $35,000 Playing Bonus Crossword

Leo Elm September 25, 2013 – Leo Elm of North Platte won $35,000 playing the $3 Scratch game Anniversary Bonus Crossword from the Nebraska Lottery.

Elm purchased his winning Anniversary Bonus Crossword ticket at Casey’s General Store, 1401 East 4th Street in North Platte. Scratching the ticket, he revealed 10 complete words for the $35,000 top prize.

There were three $35,000 top prizes available in Anniversary Bonus Crossword. Elm was the third person to claim a top prize in the game.

While claiming his prize on August 8, Elm told Nebraska Lottery officials that he had a feeling there was something special about his ticket when he started scratching it off. “I had all the vowels, so I thought something was up,” said Elm. “I think I counted the words on the ticket about 20 times.” Elm plans to purchase some new fishing gear with his winnings.

Anniversary Bonus Crossword was a $3 Scratch game that offered players the chance to win $2.7 million in cash prizes from $3 to $35,000. The odds of winning the $35,000 top prize in Anniversary Bonus Crossword were 1 in 480,000, while the overall odds were 1 in 3.41.

Omaha Woman Wins $31,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

Nebraska Pick 5September 25, 2013 – Carlotta Williams of Omaha recently won $31,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 6,400 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Thursday, August 8 drawings. Among these winners was Williams, who purchased her winning ticket at Bucky’s BP, 101 North 30th Street in Omaha. The ticket contained one play with the winning numbers (5, 7, 13, 21, 24). Because there were two jackpot-winning tickets sold for the August 8 drawing, Williams’ share of the jackpot was $31,000.

Two hundred and eight-six Nebraska Lottery players have won the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot to date.

While claiming her prize on August 13, Williams told Nebraska Lottery officials that she learned she had won after checking the winning numbers at the Nebraska Lottery website, nelottery.com. “When I saw my numbers online, I was shocked,” said Williams. She plans to pay bills using her winnings.

Nebraska Pick 5 is Nebraska's unique Lottery game: all the proceeds from Nebraska Pick 5 stay in Nebraska, and all the winning tickets are sold in Nebraska at Nebraska Lottery Lotto game retailers. The odds of winning the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot, which starts at $50,000 and grows by $4,000 each drawing that it is not won, are 1 in 501,942. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game, which has drawings six nights a week, are 1 in 8.

Nebraska City Man Wins $50,000 Playing Gold Rush

Sean Santana September 26, 2013 – Sean Santana of Nebraska City won $50,000 playing the $5 Scratch game Gold Rush from the Nebraska Lottery.

Mesa purchased his winning Gold Rush ticket at Quik Pik, 401 South 11th Street in Nebraska City. Scratching the ticket, he revealed one card that beat the DEALER’S CARD for a corresponding prize of $50,000.

There are three $50,000 prizes available in Gold Rush. Santana is the second person to claim a top prize to date. He plans to buy a boat using his winnings.

Gold Rush is a $5 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $1.2 million in cash prizes from $5 to $50,000. The odds of winning the top prize in Gold Rush are in 1 in 120,000, while the odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.73.

 

Omaha Man Wins $50,000 Playing Lucky Summer ‘13 Diamonds

Kristian Kronberg September 20, 2013 – Kristian Kronberg of Omaha won $50,000 playing the $5 Scratch game Lucky Summer ‘13 Diamonds from the Nebraska Lottery.

Kronberg purchased his winning Lucky Summer ‘13 Diamonds winning ticket at Casey’s General Store, 2104 Pratt Avenue in Bellevue. Scratching the ticket, he revealed matching numbers with a corresponding prize of $50,000.

There were three $50,000 top prizes available in Lucky Summer ‘13 Diamonds. Kronberg was the third person to claim a top prize in the game. He plans to use his winnings for his upcoming wedding.

Lucky Summer ‘13 Diamonds was a $5 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offered players the chance to win $1.2 million in cash prizes from $5 to $50,000. The odds of winning the top prize in Lucky Summer ‘13 Diamonds were 1 in 120,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize were 1 in 3.44.

North Platte Man Wins $54,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

Darrin Reeves August 30, 2013 – Darrin Reeves of North Platte recently won $54,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 6,000 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Thursday, August 1 drawings. Among these winners was Reeves, who purchased his winning ticket at Big Red Liquor, 1421 East 4th Street in North Platte. The two-play quick pick ticket contained one play with the winning numbers (2, 19, 20, 24, 33) from the August 1 drawing for the $54,000 jackpot.

Two hundred and eighty Nebraska Lottery players have won the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot to date.

While claiming his prize on August 5, Reeves told Nebraska Lottery officials that he learned he had won after a friend told him a winning ticket was sold at Big Red Liquor. “When I head those numbers, I thought, ‘No way,’” said Reeves. He plans to pay bills using his winnings.

Nebraska Pick 5 is Nebraska's unique Lottery game: all the proceeds from Nebraska Pick 5 stay in Nebraska, and all the winning tickets are sold in Nebraska at Nebraska Lottery Lotto game retailers. The odds of winning the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot, which starts at $50,000 and grows by $4,000 each drawing that it is not won, are 1 in 501,942. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game, which has drawings six nights a week, are 1 in 8.

David City Man Wins $50,000 Playing Triple Tripler

August 28, 2013 – Rod Czarnick of David City won $50,000 playing the $5 Scratch game Triple Tripler from the Nebraska Lottery.
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Bellevue Man Wins $5,000 Playing Lucky Summer ’13 Rubies

Lucky Summer '13 RubiesAugust 28, 2013 – Mark Pettit of Bellevue won $5,000 playing the $1 Scratch game Lucky Summer ‘13 Rubies from the Nebraska Lottery.

Pettit purchased his winning Lucky Summer ’13 Rubies ticket at Bucky’s Express, 2765 South 13th Street in Omaha. Scratching the ticket, he revealed matching numbers with a corresponding prize of $5,000.

There were three $5,000 top prizes available in Lucky Summer ’13 Rubies. Pettit was the second person to claim a top prize in the game.

Lucky Summer ‘13 Rubies was a $1 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offered players the chance to win $386,520 in cash prizes from $1 to $5,000. The odds of winning the top prize in Lucky Summer ‘13 Rubies were 1 in 240,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize were 1 in 3.75.

$5,008 MyDaY Prize for Lincoln Man

MyDaYAugust 28, 2013 – Alan Nolte of Lincoln recently won a total of $5,008 playing MyDaY from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 12,000 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Wednesday, July 17 drawings. Among these winners was Nolte, who purchased his winning MyDaY ticket at Mills Squeegee Fill, 4445 South 70th Street in Lincoln. The three-play quick pick ticket contained one play with the winning Month (6), winning Day (9), and winning Year (81) from the July 17 drawing for the $5,000 top prize.

A second play contained the winning Year for $7, and a third play matched the winning Month for $1, making Nolte’s total prize $5,008.

Three hundred and two Nebraska Lottery players have won the MyDaY top prize to date.

MyDaY is a Nebraska Lottery Lotto game with a calendar theme. Players can win up to $5,000 by choosing a six-digit date for each $1 MyDaY play. The odds of winning the $5,000 top prize in MyDaY are 1 in 36,525, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 8.17.

 

$22,000 2by2 Prize for Lincoln Woman

Rita Hautzenroder August 20, 2013 – Rita Hautzenroder of Lincoln recently won $22,000 playing 2by2 from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 14,500 Nebraska Lottery winners in the July 20 drawings. Among these winners was Hautzenroder, who purchased a 2by2 ticket at Super C, 3202 South 10th Street in Lincoln. The ticket was good for seven draws and contained one play with the winning red ball numbers (7, 14) and winning white ball numbers (5, 7) from the July 20 drawing for a corresponding prize of $22,000.

Three hundred and three Nebraska Lottery players have won the 2by2 top prize to date.

While claiming her prize on July 23, Hautzenroder told Nebraska Lottery officials that she didn’t realize she had won the top prize at first. “I called the hotline, checked the website, and read the numbers in the newspaper, and I thought, ‘All of these can’t be wrong,’” said Hautzenroder. She plans to pay bills using her winnings.

2by2 is run by the Multi-State Lottery Association and was introduced in June 2002. Players in Kansas, Nebraska and North Dakota have the opportunity to win up to $22,000 Monday through Sunday by playing 2by2. The odds of winning the $22,000 2by2 top prize are 1 in 105,625. The overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.59.

Aurora Man Wins $15,000 Playing Lucky Dog Doubler

Lucky Dog DoublerAugust 15, 2013 – Daniel Pinkelman of Aurora won $15,000 playing the $2 Scratch game Lucky Dog Doubler from the Nebraska Lottery.

Pinkelman purchased his winning Lucky Dog Doubler ticket at Casey’s General Store, 1502 16th Street in Aurora. Scratching the ticket, he revealed matching numbers with a corresponding prize of $15,000.

There are three $15,000 top prizes available in Lucky Dog Doubler. Pinkelman is the first person to claim a top prize to date.

Lucky Dog Doubler is a $2 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $544,080 in cash prizes from $2 to $15,000. The odds of winning the top prize in Lucky Dog Doubler are 1 in 140,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.97.

 

Omaha Man Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize

Thomas Reiners August 14, 2013 – Thomas Reiners of Omaha recently won $1 million playing Nebraska Powerball.

While working in central Nebraska, Reiners stopped at the Pump & Pantry, 609 Willard Avenue in Genoa and purchased a Powerball ticket for the August 7 drawing. The five-play quick pick ticket contained one play with all five of the winning white ball numbers (5, 25, 30, 58, 59) for a $1 million prize.

Seven Nebraska Lottery players have won the $1 million prize in Powerball since the game was modified on January 15, 2012.

While claiming his prize on August 13, Reiners told Nebraska Lottery officials that he learned he had won after checking the winning numbers at nelottery.com. “I was pretty excited when I saw those numbers come up,” said Reiners. “It made me very happy.” He plans to save for retirement using his winnings.

The odds of winning $1 million playing Powerball are 1 in 5,153,633, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 31.8.

$5,000 MyDaY Prize for Tekamah Woman

MyDaYAugust 8, 2013 – Carol Hovendick of Tekamah recently won $5,000 playing MyDaY from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 8,000 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Tuesday, July 16 drawings. Among these winners was Hovendick, who purchased her winning MyDaY ticket at Cubby’s, 603 South 13th Street in Tekamah. The two-play ticket contained one play with the winning Month (11), winning Day (29), and winning Year (51) from the July 16 drawing for the $5,000 top prize.

Three hundred Nebraska Lottery players have won the MyDaY top prize to date.

MyDaY is a Nebraska Lottery Lotto game with a calendar theme. Players can win up to $5,000 by choosing a six-digit date for each $1 MyDaY play. The odds of winning the $5,000 top prize in MyDaY are 1 in 36,525, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 8.17.

$10,000 Mega Millions® Prize for North Platte Man

Mega MillionsAugust 7, 2013 – Larry Rief of North Platte recently won $10,000 playing Mega Millions from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 8,000 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Friday, July 5 drawings. Among these winners was Rief, who purchased his winning Mega Millions ticket at Prairie Mart, 747 East North Lake Road in North Platte. The ticket contained four of the five winning white ball numbers (2, 23, 41, 47, 54) and the Mega Ball® number (42) for a $10,000 prize.

Fifty-six Nebraska Lottery players have won the $10,000 Mega Millions prize to date.

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, while the overall odds of winning any Mega Millions prize are 1 in 40.

Norfolk Man Wins $5,002 Playing MyDaY

MyDaYJuly 30, 2013 – Douglas Harbottle of Norfolk recently won $5,002 playing MyDaY from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 10,000 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Friday, June 14 drawings. Among these winners was Harbottle, who purchased his winning MyDaY ticket at Lou’s Thrifty Way Market, 807 South 13th Street in Norfolk. The ticket was good for six draws and contained three plays. One play on the ticket contained the winning Month (6), winning Day (23), and winning Year (17) from the June 14 drawing for the $5,000 top prize.

Another play on the ticket matched the winning Month (6) from the May 11 drawing for $1, and a third play matched the winning Month (5) from the May 12 drawing for $1, making Harbottle’s total prize $5,002.

Two hundred and ninety-nine Nebraska Lottery players have won the MyDaY top prize to date.

MyDaY is a Nebraska Lottery Lotto game with a calendar theme. Players can win up to $5,000 by choosing a six-digit date for each $1 MyDaY play. The odds of winning the $5,000 top prize in MyDaY are 1 in 36,525, while the odds of winning $1 are 1 in 13. The overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 8.17.

 

North Loup Woman Wins $40,000 Playing Lucky Stars Big Bingo

Lucky Stars Big BingoJuly 29, 2013 – Melinda Jorgensen of North Loup won $40,000 playing the $5 Scratch game Lucky Stars Big Bingo from the Nebraska Lottery.

Jorgensen purchased her winning Lucky Stars Big Bingo ticket at Pump & Pantry, 512 1st Street in North Loup. Scratching the ticket, she revealed matching numbers with a corresponding prize of $40,000.

There are three $40,000 top prizes available in Lucky Stars Big Bingo. Jorgensen is the first person to claim a top prize to date.

While claiming her prize on July 8, Jorgensen told Nebraska Lottery officials that she purchased her winning ticket when she stopped at Pump & Pantry to buy some coffee. “My husband won $100 on Bonus Crossword, but I wanted to try something different, so I bought a Lucky Stars Big Bingo ticket,” said Jorgensen. “At first, I thought I’d only won $4,000 instead of $40,000. I couldn’t believe it.” She plans to pay bills using her winnings.

Lucky Stars Big Bingo is a $5 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $1.6 million in cash prizes from $5 to $40,000. The odds of winning the $40,000 top prize in Lucky Stars Big Bingo are 1 in 160,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.50.

 

$5,012 MyDaY Prize for La Vista Man

MyDaYJuly 26, 2013 – Todd Bean of La Vista recently won $5,000 playing MyDaY from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 8,300 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Monday, July 1 drawings. Among these winners was Bean, who purchased his winning MyDaY ticket at Hy-Vee, 9707 Q Street in Omaha. The five-play quick pick ticket contained one play with the winning Month (6), winning Day (17), and winning Year (52) from the July 1 drawing for the $5,000 top prize.

A second play contained the winning Month and Day for $12, making Bean’s total prize $5,012.

Two hundred and ninety-seven Nebraska Lottery players have won the MyDaY top prize to date.

MyDaY is a Nebraska Lottery Lotto game with a calendar theme. Players can win up to $5,000 by choosing a six-digit date for each $1 MyDaY play. The odds of winning the $5,000 top prize in MyDaY are 1 in 36,525, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 8.17.

Omaha Man Wins $5,000 Playing MyDaY

MyDaYJuly 26, 2013 – Robert Thomas of Omaha recently won $5,000 playing MyDaY from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 6,500 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Tuesday, June 11 drawings. Among these winners was Thomas, who purchased his winning MyDaY ticket at Mega Saver, 3223 North 108th Street in Omaha. The five-play ticket contained one play with the winning Month (7), winning Day (8), and winning Year (41) from the June 24 drawing for the $5,000 top prize.

Two hundred and ninety-seven Nebraska Lottery players have won the MyDaY top prize to date.

MyDaY is a Nebraska Lottery Lotto game with a calendar theme. Players can win up to $5,000 by choosing a six-digit date for each $1 MyDaY play. The odds of winning the $5,000 top prize in MyDaY are 1 in 36,525, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 8.17.

Eight Coworkers Claim Record Jackpot; photostory available

A group of eight coworkers at the ConAgra Foods plant in Lincoln, Nebraska has claimed the record $365 million jackpot from the February 18 Powerball drawing.
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