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 forum
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 forum
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 forum
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 forum
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 forum
Nebraska woman told her winning lottery ticket is a dud
Connie Johnson got one of the very first scratch-off cards for the Nebraska Lottery's new Christmas game, Holiday Bonus Bucks.
In fact, the lady at Russ's Market, where Johnson goes to get prescriptions filled, hadn't even opened the packets for the new lottery game.
Have you got anything new? Johnson asked. The woman opened the new game tickets.
Johnson bought four of them, drove home, did a little house work, then sat down and scratched one.
It said I won $1,000!
Johnson was ...
Nov 26, 2018, 10:05 am - Lottery News forum
Nebraska Lottery adding Sunday drawings
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 ...
Nov 5, 2016, 7:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Nebraska Lottery chooses new director
Brian Rockey, former manager in the Nebraska Department of Revenue's Lottery and Charitable Gaming Division, will return as its director beginning July 1, Tax Commissioner Tony Fulton announced Monday.
Rockey, 55, worked for the division in capacities including marketing manager from its startup in 1993 through 2011. He then worked for International Game Technology (IGT, formerly known as GTECH), the primary contractor for the state lottery.
He has a Bachelor of Arts from Creighton Univers ...
Jun 7, 2016, 9:22 am - Lottery News forum
Nebraska Lottery to launch new scratch game based on football star
The Nebraska Lottery is introducing its latest $5 Scratch game, Johnny The Jet Rodgers.
Developed in partnership with 1972 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers, the new Johnny The Jet Rodgers Scratch game brings the excitement of the gridiron to lottery players. Each ticket features three returns to complete for a chance to win up to $40,000. A bonus feature offers the chance to win additional prizes up to $100. In total, there are $1.2 million in cash prizes available in the game.
Aug 25, 2015, 8:12 am - Lottery News forum
Nebraska Lottery records best year ever
Total sales of Nebraska Lottery Scratch and Lotto tickets increased in the Lottery's most-recent fiscal year, resulting in increased transfers to Nebraska Lottery beneficiary funds and returns to players.
Preliminary sales figures released by the Lottery show total sales at $131.7 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2011, an increase of 1.3 percent over the previous year.
This is the highest revenue period since the Nebraska Lottery began in 1993, and marks the eighth consecuti ...
Aug 26, 2011, 6:52 am - Lottery News forum