Omaha Man Wins $50,000 Playing Powerball

Jack Dodendorf

Jack Dodendorf of Omaha recently won $50,000 playing Powerball from the Nebraska Lottery.

There were more than 16,500 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Saturday, December 12 drawings. Among these winners was Dodendorf, who purchased his winning ticket at Baker’s, 12025 West Center Road in Omaha. The ticket was good for 10 draws and contained four of the five winning white ball numbers (2, 14, 19, 30, 62) and the Powerball number (22) for $50,000.

Nineteen Nebraska Lottery players have won the $50,000 Powerball prize to date.

While claiming his prize on December 30, Dodendorf told Nebraska Lottery officials that it took some time before he realized he had the winning ticket. “I buy multi-draw tickets, keep them in a drawer and then check them later,” he said.  “When I went in to check the ticket, the clerk said, ‘I can’t cash this one.’ I couldn’t believe it.”

Dodendorf plans to pay bills and save for the future using his winnings. He says he’ll continue to buy multi-draw Powerball tickets with one small difference. “I’ll probably pay more attention to my tickets from now on,” he said.

The odds of winning $50,000 playing Powerball are 1 in 913,129, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 24.9.

Published on 01/26/2016