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Nebraska Lottery adding Sunday drawings

Nov 5, 2016, 7:27 pm

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Starting Nov. 6, 2016, the Nebraska Lottery's in-state lotto games will have drawings Monday through Sunday, seven days a week. Currently the only game in Nebraska to offer Sunday drawings is the multi-state 2by2 game.

Nebraska's in-state lotto games consist of Pick 3, Pick 5, and MyDaY.

Nebraska Lottery has considered the expansion for years, with the move in its business plan since 2008, Lottery spokesman Neil Watson said. Nebraska's is one of just four lotteries in the U.S. that didn't have daily drawings.

"From our perspective, it's something that was a very simple change to do," Watson said. "It will be more convenient for players, and for retailers, it should increase the traffic coming into the store."

The move to daily drawings is expected to generate an additional $1.5 million in annual ticket sales, and should raise $360,000 more per year for Nebraska Lottery's beneficiaries: the environment, education, the state fair and compulsive gambling assistance.

"And that's a conservative estimate," Watson said.

Until now, Nebraskans have had just one state-level lottery available on Sunday, the 2by2 game offered in the state, plus in Kansas and North Dakota.

The three new Sunday offerings are specific to Nebraska.

  • Nebraska Pick 5 sold nearly $12.4 million in $1 plays last fiscal year. Users select five numbers; jackpots start at $50,000 and increase by $4,000 if nobody wins. (The jackpot reached a record $300,000 in 2002 after 51 drawings without a winner.)
  • Nebraska Pick 3 sold nearly $4.7 million in $1 plays last fiscal year. Users choose three numbers — the same number three times, if they want  for a chance to win $600. Of all lotto games offered, it offers the best odds of winning, Watson said  about one in 1,000.
  • MyDay sold nearly $1.8 million in $1 plays last fiscal year. The game was created because so many lottery players pick important dates, like birthdays and anniversaries. Users choose a month, date and year for a chance at a top prize of $5,000.

The numbers for all three are drawn in Lincoln with a random number generator, Watson said.

To prepare for the switch, Nebraska Lottery will shut down its computer system from 9 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday, meaning no tickets can be sold and no prizes awarded.

There will be no price, matrix, or prize payout modifications, but offering seven day draws required the use of new play slips for each game starting on November 6. Older play slips will not work after the changes have been implemented and should be discarded.

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 Are the Nebraska Cornhucksters the name of the State College football team? Go Cornhucksters!

Good Luck to all the players in Nebraska. David and Erica Harrig won the Power Ball on December 11,2013.

 "We are all in this together!" 

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    RNG plus slow and low pedestrian pick5 jackpot leaves much to be desired.  7day drawings.....Yawn

    Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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       Are the Nebraska Cornhucksters the name of the State College football team? Go Cornhucksters!

      Good Luck to all the players in Nebraska. David and Erica Harrig won the Power Ball on December 11,2013.

      The University[UNL] calls its football team, THE CORNHUSKERS. They are playing OHIO ST right now and getting spanked. Goodluck to them.

      Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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        Good luck to those who choose to play RNG games; Now you have an extra day to play.

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          I would have thought they would have
          gotten a Pic 4 first!

          "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

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            I would have thought they would have
            gotten a Pic 4 first!

            I Agree!They play some games called MYDAY and 2X2 and they said MYDAY sucks and 2X2 really really really SUCKS...the jackpots never grow and hardly anybody ever wins the darn thing. Thumbs Down If they have PICK 4, people will actually start winning and enjoying the games and they probably don't want you to win too much.

            Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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              I would have thought they would have
              gotten a Pic 4 first!

              Is pick 3/4 offered twice daily in Nebraska?  KY does not offer mid-day drawings for these on Sunday, but the other six days/week they do.

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                Population of Nebraska=1.9 Million!

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                  It's great that Nebraska is expanding all it games draw to include
                  Sunday. I wander why it don't offer it players pick 4? It would be
                  more money for the state & lottery players.
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                    Good luck to the gamblers in Nebraska playing on Sunday also.

                    I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the PB to win the largest PB jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars! I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the Mega Ball to win the largest Mega Millions jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars!