One million dollar Powerball winner in Lincoln

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Lincoln, NE – November 21, 2013 – Nebraska has a new millionaire. One lucky player who bought a Powerball ticket for the Wednesday, November 20 drawing is holding a ticket worth $1,000,000.

The Nebraska Lottery has confirmed that one ticket sold for Wednesday's $40 million Powerball draw matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball number itself. The winning ticket was sold at Roc's Stop & Shop, 2100 South 56th Street in Lincoln. The winning numbers from Wednesday's Powerball draw were 4, 18, 23, 32, 45, and the Powerball was 7. This is the 10th million-dollar winning ticket in Nebraska since Powerball was upgraded on January 15, 2012.

“Someone in Nebraska is waking up a million dollars richer today because of the new Powerball game,” said Jim Haynes, Director of the Nebraska Lottery. “We are encouraging our Powerball players to check their tickets carefully for winners. You can check your tickets at any Nebraska Lottery retailer and at nelottery.com, or you can call the Nebraska Lottery offices at 402-471-6100.”

Wednesday's winning ticket becomes the 10th million-dollar winner in Nebraska since Powerball changed its prize payout. Previously, the amount won for matching only the first five numbers was $200,000. The winner has 180 days to claim their prize.

In addition to the million-dollar winner, a $10,000 Powerball winning ticket was sold at Kwik Shop #653, 5929 North 72nd Street in Omaha. This ticket matched four of the five white ball numbers and the Powerball number from the November 20 drawing. No jackpot-winning tickets were sold, so the jackpot for the Saturday, November 23 drawing is $50 million or $28.2 million with the cash option selected.

The mission of the Nebraska Lottery is to generate proceeds for good causes while providing quality entertainment options to Nebraskans. Over $499 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.