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Nebraska Powerball winner shares $30.9 million jackpot

PowerballPowerball: Nebraska Powerball winner shares $30.9 million jackpot

A man who turned two one-dollar bills into a multi-million-dollar windfall in Nebraska has claimed the prize -- more than two weeks after learning he'd won.





Steven Herber had one of three tickets that matched all of the numbers drawn December 22nd in the Multi-State Lottery Association's Powerball game.





Tickets bought in Arizona and Pennsylvania also matched all six numbers, meaning the $30.9 million jackpot must be split three ways.





Herber chose the cash option worth $5,662,888.20.





After state and federal tax withholding, he picked up a check today in Lincoln for $3,964,022.





Herber says he has various plans for the prize, but didn't elaborate.

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Posted: January 13, 2005, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

it's absolutely fascinating to ponder that playing two quick-picks can take home a Powerball jackpot  ...and browsing the musl jkpt archive, it's happened a number of times during the past few years

... the lottery never fails to surprise!
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    Posted: January 13, 2005, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

    $2. I like when 1st and 2nd prize winners only spend a dollar or two. It's like sticking a middle finger up at the odds lol


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      Posted: January 14, 2005, 11:09 am - IP Logged

      I like how he'll get paid to the penny, er, dime.