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Nebraska woman carried $200K winning lottery ticket in purse for 2 weeks before claiming

May 25, 2020, 2:19 pm

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Nebraska LotteryNebraska Lottery: Nebraska woman carried $200K winning lottery ticket in purse for 2 weeks before claimingRating:

A Nebraska woman carried around the scratch-off lottery ticket for quite a while before she realized she had a $200,000 winner.

Earlier this month, Pamela Beauchamp bought a $20 Ultimate Bonus Crossword scratch ticket from the Nebraska Lottery at a Kwik Stop in North Platte — about an hour's drive from her home in Lemoyne, a village on Lake McConaughy.

After Beauchamp scratched off the ticket, she thought she'd won something — like, maybe, $5,000.

"I kept it in a bag I carried around," Beauchamp told Nebraska Lottery officials when she claimed her prize Friday in Lincoln. "I carried it around for about two weeks."

It wasn't until she checked the ticket at the store that she learned the size of her prize.

She had a hard time believing it. Beauchamp said she plans to give $10,000 to each of her children, and to make a down payment on a house.

The Ultimate Bonus Crossword scratch game offers prizes ranging from $20 to $200,000. The odds of winning the grand prize are 1 in 180,000, according to a Nebraska Lottery press release.

Beauchamp isn't the only Nebraskan to snag a big lottery jackpot. Brent Tuma of Madison claimed $50,000 Friday that he won playing the Gold Hard Cash scratch-off game. He told Nebraska Lottery officials he will use the winnings to buy a truck.

Richard Unger of Columbus claimed a $100,000 jackpot May 14 from playing Cash Craze Crossword Doubler. And Samuel Ibarra Aguirre of Lexington won $110,000 in the April 30 Nebraska Pick 5 drawing.

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Omaha World-Herald

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Simpsonville
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Buried somewhere in her pocketbook, I assume!!

 

Good for her, great win.

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    Two weeks? Isn't that like wearing the same pants or shirt for two weeks because you afraid you may mislay it?

     

    • Which reminds me..
    • Bert: l mislaid my ticket.Confused
    • Ernie: Check your other pants.Approve
    • Bert: l don't have another pants.Big Smile

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      Funny photo, her with a mask on and him without. Congrats to Pam, and maybe to Jim, but only if he behaves.

      Anyone able to tell what's clipped to his pocket?

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        Funny photo, her with a mask on and him without. Congrats to Pam, and maybe to Jim, but only if he behaves.

        Anyone able to tell what's clipped to his pocket?

        He's cellphone. The lottery is not going to allow someone to openly display a firearm on their premises, unless they are security. Besides, l doubt he is fast enough in a draw, whether he thinks he is Johnny Ringo or not.

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          Party Congrats to the Winner! Party

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            Her mask makes her a little more obscure. I will keep this in mind!

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              Her mask makes her a little more obscure. I will keep this in mind!

              I Agree!

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                Those are nice odds to bag a $200k prize. Great play, congrats!! 

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                  WISCONSIN
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                  Today I learned I need to get a purse to win $200k

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                    Today I learned I need to get a purse to win $200k

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgQDAKsOh-M

                    ... Sooper dooper top seekrit winning numbers: 5 16 17 24 33 52 ...

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                      WISCONSIN
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                      Tomorrow when I go purchase my tickets with my new bag:

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                        He's cellphone. The lottery is not going to allow someone to openly display a firearm on their premises, unless they are security. Besides, l doubt he is fast enough in a draw, whether he thinks he is Johnny Ringo or not.

                        Okay, makes sense. I can see the glow of the screen on the side. (I knew it wasn't a piece.) That must be a regional fashion.

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                          I can see not cashing a multi thousand dollar ticket for a couple weeks but I don't think I'd drag it around in one of my bags the whole time. 

                          At any rate, it's an awesome win and I'm happy for her. Yes Nod

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                             She should have  taken it to the safe deposit box or turn in the ticket . 

                             Never could understand why people walk around with their ticket.

                             Easy way to losing it. 

                            Ready To Win ....