Crete Man Wins $50,000 Playing Powerball

Cooper Anthony Cooper Anthony of Crete won $50,000 playing Nebraska Powerball.

Anthony purchased his winning Powerball ticket at Kwik Shop, 2811 North 48th Street in Lincoln. The five-play quick pick ticket contained one play with four of the five winning white ball numbers (04, 08, 19, 27, 34) and the Powerball number (10) from the Jan. 13 drawing for $50,000.

While claiming his prize on Jan. 14, Anthony told Nebraska Lottery officials that, since he’s a sophomore at Nebraska Wesleyan University, much of the prize will go towards his education.

“I’ll use some of it for something fun though,” he said.

Anthony said he had never purchased a lottery ticket before. He was motivated to purchase a ticket by the world-record $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot.

Powerball players win $50,000 by matching four white ball 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