O’Neill Group Wins $50,000 Playing Powerball


A group of seven coworkers at O’Neill Family Eyecare, P.C. in O’Neill won $50,000 playing Nebraska Powerball.

For the drawing on Wednesday, Jan. 13, the group purchased their winning ticket at Gokie’s Fast Mart, 202 E Douglas in O’Neill.

While claiming their prize on Jan. 22, the group told Nebraska Lottery officials they have bought Powerball tickets together three other times during high jackpot periods. The drawing for which they won had a record jackpot of $1.5 billion.

The members of the group are: Ranee Cameron of Lincoln; Brandi Fehringer of O’Neill; Connie Gildersleeve of O’Neill; Philip Gildersleeve of O’Neill; Lauren Hoefer of O’Neill; Jonna Kohle of Stuart; and Sue Seger of O’Neill.

“We were shocked. We had a mass texting party that night that lasted a few hours,” said Sue Seger. The group members said they’ll use their share of the winnings for everything from braces to house painting to a service trip to New Orleans.

Powerball players win $50,000 by matching four white numbers and the Powerball number. The odds of winning $50,000 playing Powerball are 1 in 11,688,053, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 24.9.

Published on 01/27/2016