Omaha Woman Wins $20,000 Playing Black Ice

Carolyn Bramlage Carolyn Bramlage of Omaha won $20,000 playing Black Ice, a $10 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery.

Bramlage purchased her winning ticket at Bucky’s, 13736 Q Street in Omaha. Scratching the ticket, she revealed matching numbers for a corresponding prize of $20,000.

Black Ice had 20 $20,000 top prizes. The overall odds of winning any prize in Black Ice were 1 in 3.13. The odds of winning a top prize were 1 in 24,000.

Bramlage is no stranger to winning on Scratch games, having won $5,000 playing the $1 game Get In Line back in September 2015. While claiming her latest prize on Jan. 5, Bramlage told Nebraska Lottery officials that she bought the ticket early in the morning while her husband slept.

“I had to wake him up because I was so excited,” she said. “He just looked at it and said, ‘Yep,’ and fell right back asleep. I couldn’t believe it.” 

Published on 02/04/2016