North Platte Man Wins $50,004 Playing Powerball

Justin Brockmoller Justin Brockmoller of North Platte won a total of $50,004 playing Nebraska Powerball for the drawing on Saturday, Jan. 9.

Brockmoller purchased his winning ticket at Kwik Stop, 120 S Jeffers Street in North Platte. The five-play quick pick ticket contained one play with four of the five winning white ball numbers (16, 19, 32, 34, 57) and the Powerball number (13) from the Jan. 9 drawing for $50,000.

A second play contained the winning Powerball number for $4, making Brockmoller’s total prize $50,004.

While claiming his prize on Jan. 13, Brockmoller told Nebraska Lottery officials that he plays Powerball when the jackpot is high. At the time of his purchase, the Powerball jackpot was at a record $900 million.

“My son read the numbers for me and he started freaking out,” Brockmoller said. “For me, it’s pretty surreal.” Brockmoller said he would use his winnings to pay bills and student loans.

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