Grand Island Woman Wins $50,000 Powerball Prize

Paula Hulme Paula Hulme of Grand Island won $50,000 playing Nebraska Powerball.

Hulme purchased her winning ticket at Pump & Pantry, 2028 North Broadwell Street in Grand Island. The two-play quick pick ticket contained one play with four of the five winning white ball numbers (2, 3, 40, 50, 62) and the Powerball number (5) from the February 10 drawing for $50,000.

While claiming her prize on February 25, Hulme told Nebraska Lottery officials that she learned she had won after returning to Pump & Pantry. “I stopped to get some coffee, and the clerk asked me if I’d checked my tickets yet because they sold a winning ticket,” said Hulme. “I thought she was joking, but I was pretty happy when I knew it was real.” Hulme had no definite plans for her prize, but indicated she might use some of her winnings to save for retirement.

Twenty-five Nebraska Lottery players have won the $50,000 Powerball prize to date. 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 03/04/2016