Katie Barg of Pierce won $20,000 playing Winter Takes It All from the Nebraska Lottery.
Barg purchased the winning ticket from Casey’s at 309 East Willow Street in Pierce.
When Barg claimed her prize, she told lottery officials that Pierce was a small enough town that everyone would know about her win by the time she got home. However, it was not so easy to share the news at first. “Nobody believe me when I told them,” she said. “I still can’t believe it and it’s sitting right in front of me.”
Barg plans to use the money for shopping.
As a $10 game, Winter Takes It All offers players the chance to win prizes from $10 to $20,000. The chances of wing $20,000 are 1 in 60,000 while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.18.
The mission of the Nebraska Lottery is to generate proceeds for good causes while providing quality entertainment options to Nebraskans. Over $660 million has been raised for the Nebraska Lottery’s beneficiary funds since the Lottery began in 1993. All 93 counties in Nebraska have benefited from projects funded with these Nebraska Lottery proceeds.