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Help for Problem Gambling is Available

Gambling can be an enjoyable source of entertainment for many people. But for some people, gambling can be addictive. Assistance with problem gambling is available via the Nebraska Gamblers Assistance Program.
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Nebraska Lottery Press Kit

General information about the Nebraska Lottery for media outlets.
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Lucky for Life Switching to Daily Drawings in July

Starting July 19, the multi-state Lucky for Life Lotto game will hold drawings Monday through Sunday, seven days a week.
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COVID-19 and Nebraska Lottery Operations

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency continues, the Nebraska Lottery is monitoring the situation closely. We want everyone to be aware of how we are responding to the COVID-19 situation.
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Lucky for Life Multi-Draws Reduced for Upcoming Game Changes

To prepare for the change to daily Lucky for Life drawings game in July 2021, the Nebraska Lottery is temporarily reducing the amount of drawings that can be purchased on a ticket.
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Spring 2021 Lottery Times Available

03/24/2021 - The Spring 2021 issue of The Lottery Times, the publication for Nebraska Lottery players, is now available at Nebraska Lottery retailers and online at nelottery.com.
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Winter 2020 Lottery Times Contest Winners Selected

In a drawing on March 5, 2021, 25 winners were selected in The Lottery Times Crossword Contest.
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Lincoln Man Vying to Become POWERBALL First Millionaire of the Year

Shawn Cantrell of Lincoln could ring in 2021 as Nebraska’s newest POWERBALL® millionaire. He's a finalist for the "POWERBALL First Millionaire of the Year” promotion.
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Frosty Fun $15 Prize Issue

11/20/2020 - An issue has been identified with $15 prize payments on the new $5 Frosty Fun Scratch game. If you did not receive a free Nebraska Pick 5 play with your $15 winning Frosty Fun ticket between November 16 and November 19, contact us to receive replacement coupons.
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Nebraska Lottery Tickets Make Great Gifts, If You’re At Least 19

11/30/2020 - Please give responsibly. Nebraska Lottery tickets should only be given to adults 19 years or older.
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Fall 2020 Lottery Times Contest Winners Selected

11/20/2020 - In a drawing on November 20, 2020, 25 winners were selected in The Lottery Times Crossword Contest.
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2020 Annual Report Available

The Nebraska Lottery has issued its annual report for the fiscal year which ended June 30, 2020.
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Exciting enhancements coming to POWERBALL draw show

New drawing machines and ball sets to debut in Sept. 30, 2020, drawing.
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Lucky for Life Multi-Draw Ticket Error

An error has been discovered that affects Lucky for Life multi-draw tickets purchased for upcoming July and August drawings. We recognize that Lucky for Life is a favorite game of lottery players, and worked to fix this issue as quickly as possible.
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Mega Millions to Adjust Starting Jackpot Amount, Eliminate Minimum Jackpot Increases

04/03/2020 - The Mega Millions Consortium has adjusted the game’s starting jackpot and will determine the amounts of subsequent starting jackpots and jackpot increases on a drawing-by-drawing basis. The changes are in direct response to slowing sales during the current global pandemic.
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Game Sales and Interest Rates to Determine Advertised Powerball Jackpot

04/02/2020 - The Powerball Product Group today announced its decision to determine Powerball’s advertised jackpot based on game sales and interest rates. Following the April 8 drawing, guaranteed starting jackpot amounts and minimum jackpot increases will be eliminated, and future jackpot increases will be determined and announced by the Product Group prior to each drawing.
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2019 Annual Report Available

10/30/2019 - The Nebraska Lottery has issued its annual report for the fiscal year which ended June 30, 2019.
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Know the Signs of Problem Gambling

Gambling can be an enjoyable source of entertainment for many people. But for some people, gambling can be addictive. That’s why it’s important to know the signs of problem gambling.
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Holiday Bonus Bucks Programming Issue

09/24/2018 - A programming issue has been discovered with the $5 Scratch game Holiday Bonus Bucks.
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2018 Annual Report Available

The Nebraska Lottery has issued its annual report for the fiscal year which ended June 30, 2018.
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2017 Annual Report Available

10/31/2017 - The Nebraska Lottery has issued its annual report for the fiscal year which ended June 30, 2017.
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2016 Annual Report Available

10/31/2016 - The Nebraska Lottery has issued its annual report for the fiscal year which ended June 30, 2016.
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How Game Closings Work

Nebraska Lottery Scratch games are closed after the last top prize is claimed. When a Scratch game is closed, the game is no longer sold at Nebraska Lottery retailers.
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2015 Annual Report Available

10/29/2015 - The Nebraska Lottery has issued its annual report for the fiscal year which ended June 30, 2015.
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2014 Annual Report Available

10/30/2014 - The Nebraska Lottery has issued its annual report for the fiscal year which ended June 30, 2014.
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2013 Annual Report Available

October 30, 2013 - The Nebraska Lottery has issued its annual report for the fiscal year which ended June 30, 2013.
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2012 Annual Report Available

November 1, 2012 - The Nebraska Lottery has issued its annual report for the fiscal year which ended June 30, 2012.
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2011 Annual Report Available

November 1, 2011 - The Nebraska Lottery has issued its annual report for the fiscal year which ended June 30, 2011.
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2010 Annual Report Available

November 1, 2010 - The Nebraska Lottery has issued its annual report for the fiscal year which ended June 30, 2010.
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2009 Annual Report Available

November 3, 2009--The Nebraska Lottery has issued its annual report for the fiscal year which ended June 30, 2009.
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2008 Annual Report Available

November 18, 2008 – The Nebraska Lottery has issued its Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2007-2008. There are a number of notable highlights in the report.
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2007 Annual Report Available

November 20, 2007 – The Nebraska Lottery has issued its Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2006-2007. There are a number of notable highlights in the report.
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2006 Annual Report Available

December 10, 2006--The Nebraska Lottery has issued its Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2005-2006. There are a number of notable highlights in the report.
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2005 Annual Report Available

The Annual Report for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2005 has been released by the Nebraska Lottery. A copy of the report is available on-line.
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2004 Annual Report Available

The Nebraska Lottery issues its Annual Report on November 1 of each year, and among other things the 2004 version highlights factors contributing to increased sales.
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