Lisa Thiessen of Lincoln won $40,000 playing Holiday Cash Blast form the Nebraska Lottery.
Thiessen purchased her winning ticket from Russ’s Market at 1550 S. Coddington Avenue in Lincoln.
When Thiessen claimed her prize at Lottery HQ, she said that the win was still sinking in. She plans to use the money to help her son pay for his college tuition.
As a $5 game, Holiday Cash Blast offers players the chance to win prizes from $5 to $40,000. The chances of winning $40,000 are 1 in 120,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 2.30.