There were more than 9,500 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Friday, July 3 drawings. Among these winners was Archer, who purchased a quick pick Mega Millions with Megaplier ticket at West Mart, 11202 Richland Drive in Omaha. The ticket contained four of the five winning white ball numbers (3, 4, 24, 36, 52) and the Mega Ball® number (45) for a $10,000 prize.
Because Archer added the $1 Megaplier option to his purchase, his $10,000 prize was multiplied by the 4X multiplier for $40,000.
Mega Millions is a multi-state jackpot game currently offered by 44 lotteries across the United States. The odds of winning $10,000 playing Mega Millions are 1 in 689,065. Adding the $1 Megaplier option, which does not affect the odds of winning, gives players a chance at multiplying their non-jackpot prizes two, three, or four times. The overall odds of winning any Mega Millions prize are 1 in 40.