$1-million Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Omaha


February 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

While the prize for Saturday’s Powerball jackpot has risen to $310-million after none of the winning numbers were drawn Wednesday, someone in the Omaha area won’t have to spend an extra couple of dollars to vie for the prize…they’ve already won $1-million. Officials with the Nebraska Lottery say a lucky lottery player walked into an Omaha convenience store and purchased a Powerball ticket that matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball number itself. The ticket was sold at the Kwik Shop at 7525 Cass St. The winning numbers were 17, 28, 38, 39, 51, and the Powerball was 33.

It’s the first automatic million-dollar winning ticket in Nebraska since Powerball was changed last month. The person holding the winning ticket has 180 days to claim their prize.