Omaha Man Wins $50,000 Playing Powerball

Tracy Dewitt Tracy Dewitt of Omaha won $50,000 playing Nebraska Powerball for the drawing on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015.

Dewitt purchased his winning ticket at Quik Trip, 4404 N 72nd Street in Omaha. He says he usually buys Powerball tickets when the jackpot gets unusually high.

While claiming his prize on Jan. 11, Dewitt told Nebraska Lottery officials that he’s been so busy since he won that his winning hadn’t really sunk in.

“This is the first free moment I’ve had,” he said. “It’s starting to settle in now.” Dewitt said he would use his winnings to take his family on vacation to Seattle to see his children’s grandparents.

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 02/05/2016