Emily White of Kearney won $35,000 playing Triple Double Red Hot 777.
White purchased the winning ticket at Kwik Stop, 1206 West 24th St. in Kearney.
While claiming her prize April 24, White told Lottery officials the money is a much appreciated aid to her and her husband Nathan who moved to Kearney last year. The pair lived in a tent for several months before finding temporary accommodations in a hotel. They currently live in an apartment. White said this money would give the couple an opportunity to buy a place of their own. “It’s still like a dream,” she said. “It’s like we’re floating.”
In addition to a home, White plans to purchase a new, more reliable vehicle. She also plans to travel to California to visit her family. “We are so very thankful,” she said. “We don’t take anything for granted.”
As a $3 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery, Triple Double Red Hot 777 offers players the chance to win cash and prizes from $3 to $35,000. The chances of winning $35,000 are 1 in 160,000 while the chances of winning any prizes are 1 in 4.15.