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$1 Million Powerball Winning Ticket Sold in Lincoln

Nebraska has a new millionaire. One lucky player who bought a Powerball® ticket for the Saturday, July 25 drawing is holding a ticket worth $1,000,000.

The Nebraska Lottery has confirmed that one ticket sold for Saturday’s $117 million Powerball® draw matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball number itself. The ticket was sold at Fast Mart, 6835 North 27th Street in Lincoln. The winning numbers from Saturday’s Powerball® draw were 05, 21, 36, 61, 62, Powerball 18, and Power Play 02. Players are encouraged to check their tickets at any Nebraska Lottery retailer, online at nelottery.com, or by calling the Lottery office at 402-471-6100.

This is the 26th $1 million Powerball winning ticket sold in Nebraska since the prize was added to the game in January 2012.

Winning Nebraska Lottery Lotto tickets expire 180 days after the drawing. Prizes of $20,000 or more must be claimed in person at Lottery headquarters in Lincoln. Additional information about claiming prizes can be found at the Nebraska Lottery website, nelottery.com, or by calling 800-587-5200.

The Nebraska Lottery has offered Powerball since July 1994. The odds of winning $1,000,000 playing Powerball® are 1 in 11,688,053.52. The overall odds of winning any Powerball® prize are 1 in 24.9.

The mission of the Nebraska Lottery is to generate proceeds for good causes while providing quality entertainment options to Nebraskans. Over $782 million has been raised for the Nebraska Lottery’s beneficiary funds since the Lottery began in 1993. All 93 counties in Nebraska have benefited from projects funded with these Nebraska Lottery proceeds.

A player who purchased a lottery ticket in Lincoln gets lucky with million dollar numbers.

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Lincoln, NE – Zach Norenberg of Fremont won $1 million playing Powerball from the Nebraska Lottery.

Norenberg purchased his winning ticket at Hy-Vee Gas at 828 East 23rd Street in Fremont. The ticket contained three plays, one of which matched five out of five winning numbers (06, 10, 21, 35, 68) but not the winning Powerball number (23) from the March 6 drawing.

Norenberg said he bought the tickets on a whim while dropping his daughter off before he went to work. He stopped to fill up his truck and to grab an energy drink and noticed that the jackpot was at $381 million, so he decided to purchase a few, picking numbers based on the birthdays of family members.

He was watching the KETV Channel 7 news when he saw some numbers that looked familiar and ran to check his ticket. When he discovered he’d matched five of them, he went to wake his wife Shelby to have her check before calling his parents and in-laws to make sure.

“I called and woke my parents,” he said. “I said, ‘Dad, I just won $1 million.’”

“His dad was like, ‘No way,’” Shelby said.

The Norenbergs are planning on using some of the money to pay off their student loans and their mortgage. They also think it will be a big help with their 14-month old daughter and a new baby that’s on the way.

Norenberg said he already had an appointment set with their financial advisor for the day after winning.

“We’re hoping to live debt free and maybe retire early,” he said.

When they came to claim their prize on March 8, the Norenbergs said that right after they finished up at the Nebraska Lottery offices in Lincoln, they were heading to Des Moines for Zach’s brother’s wedding.

When they stopped to get gas on Friday morning, they said they were contemplating their next win.

“I already bought one for the next drawing,” Zach said.

“I think I’m going to get one too when we get to Des Moines,” Shelby said.

Lincoln, NE – Zach Norenberg of Fremont won $1 million playing Powerball from the Nebraska Lottery. Norenberg purchased his winning ticket at Hy-Vee Gas at 828 East 23rd Street in Fremont. The ticket contained three plays, one of which matched five out of five winning numbers (06, 10, 21, 35, 68) but not the winning Powerball number (23) from the March 6 drawing. ]]>