Hanson purchased his winning Chocolate ticket at The Bear Pad, 302 Grand Avenue in Callaway. Scratching the ticket, he revealed matching numbers with a corresponding prize of $50,000.
There were three $50,000 top prizes in Chocolate. Hanson was the third person to claim a top prize in the game.
While claiming his prize on April 13, Hanson told Nebraska Lottery officials that he wasn’t sure he had won the top prize at first after he scratched off the ticket. “I looked at it, and looked again, and then I asked them to scan it,” he said. Hanson plans to purchase a new vehicle and buy some new appliances using his winnings.
Chocolate was a $5 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offered players the chance to win $1.2 million in cash prizes from $5 to $50,000. The odds of winning the $50,000 top prize in Chocolate were 1 in 120,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize were 1 in 3.46.