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Nebraska Lottery marks 30th Anniversary with first $30 scratch-off game
New price point ticket available in Nebraska By Kate Northrop The number 30 is a big number for the Nebraska Lottery this year, which is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with the release of its first $30 scratch-off ticket. Nebraska lottery players can now pick up a $30 scratch-off ticket from retailers from the 30th Anniversary Jackpot game, which commemorates the Nebraska Lottery's 30th year in operation. 30th Anniversary Jackpot is Nebraska's first $30 scratch-off game, meant
Sep 27, 2022, 6:38 pm - Lottery News

Nebraska woman who cut back on playing the lottery wins $1 million Powerball prize
It's the biggest thing she'd ever won By Kate Northrop A once-daily Powerball player is now reaping the rewards from reducing her habitual play, having won a $1 million second-prize after having cut back on her playing. Wendy Donahue of Omaha, Nebraska has just won the most momentous prize of her life after scooping up a $1 million Powerball prize in the July 25 drawing. It's also the biggest thing she'd ever won, next to a cake she won in a cake walk when she was 14 years old,
Aug 3, 2022, 7:26 pm - Lottery News

Nebraska couple wins truck in the lottery after joking about it
Why don't you win us a truck? By Kate Northrop An off-hand joke suddenly became cemented in reality when a Nebraska couple won a truck as a top prize from a scratch-off game. Todd Spark of Papillion heard a commercial on the radio about the Nebraska Lottery's Truck$ Buck$ scratch-off game earlier this month. The game's top prize a 2021 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 SuperCrew Flex Fuel truck piqued his interest. Why don't you win us a truck, he joked to his wife, Robyn. The couple purchase
Mar 30, 2021, 10:09 pm - Lottery News

Nebraska woman wins Pick 5 lottery jackpot twice in six months
As if winning one jackpot wasn't cool enough By Kate Northrop One Nebraska woman is incredibly lucky after winning her second Pick 5 jackpot in less than 6 months, this time worth $138,000 even bigger than the last. Margaret Furasek, 88, of Weston hit it big on July 21, 2020 when she won a $94,000 jackpot while playing the Nebraska Lottery's Pick 5 game with her numbers 2, 3, 12, 14, and 28. Winning clearly didn't stop her from having another go at the game. On Dec. 23, 2020, she won ye
Jan 6, 2021, 8:55 pm - Lottery News

Nebraska man wins second scratch-off lottery jackpot this year
Lightning strikes twice for one lucky player By Kate Northrop Will third time be the charm? A Nebraska lottery winner might consider buying one more lottery ticket after winning a second jackpot this year. The Nebraska Lottery saw Michael Christiansen back in March when he won and claimed a $50,000 top prize from the $5 Money Clip scratch-off game. Last Thursday, he paid them another visit to claim his second top prize, this one worth $100,000. Christiansen had actually bought the tw
Oct 23, 2020, 8:55 am - Lottery News

Nebraska Lottery warns players about misprinted Lucky for Life tickets
Lucky for Life players are encouraged to check lottery tickets printed on or before Thursday after about 125 multi-draw tickets were misprinted with incorrect end-of-game dates, Nebraska Lottery officials said in a release Friday. Multi-draw tickets allow players to purchase up to 12 weeks of drawings in advance, and those tickets contain the start and end dates of drawings, the release said. An incorrect end date can cause players to mistakenly believe their ticket has lost. The start
Jun 6, 2020, 9:43 am - Lottery News

Nebraska woman carried $200K winning lottery ticket in purse for 2 weeks before claiming
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, Beauc
May 25, 2020, 2:19 pm - Lottery News

Nebraska weighing anonymity for lottery winners
Winners of the Nebraska Lottery both big and small must step into the limelight to accept their prize under state law, a public reveal that can turn a stroke of luck into a potential curse. Notice of a winner can bring family, friends and newfound fourth cousins out of the woodwork to ask for a slice of the prize money, said Sen. Tom Brandt of Plymouth. Often, the publicity and unwanted fame can become too much for the jackpot winners, Brandt said, no matter how much money comes into their
Jan 28, 2020, 8:57 am - Lottery News

Nebraska bill requiring disclosure of lottery odds advances
Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill requiring the state lottery to prominently disclose the odds of winning the biggest available prize in its game advertisements. The measure won first-round approval Monday on a 38-0 vote. The bill by state Sen. Suzanne Geist, of Lincoln, is designed to help players understand the astronomical odds of getting a big payoff and discourage people from playing when they can't afford it. The chances of winning would have to be displayed in a clear and c
Apr 9, 2019, 7:32 am - Lottery News

Lottery is building a better Nebraska
Nebraska Lottery celebrates 25 years It's been 25 years since Nebraskans began putting a dollar on a dream by purchasing state lottery tickets. A lot has changed since then. In 1993, there was one Scratch game. Now there are more than 30. Then, each ticket cost $1. Now Scratch tickets are $1, $2, $3, $5 $10 or $20. The top prize in 1993 was $5,000. Now the top prizes for Scratch games range up to $200,000. Neither Mega Millions nor Powerball existed in Nebraska. Now the multi-stat
Dec 17, 2018, 9:13 am - Lottery News

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