June 21, 2013 – Nebraska’s newest Lottery millionaires have come forward to claim their prize. Loran and Peggy Kramer of Kimball and Kevin Kramer of West Valley, Utah, will split a $1 million Mega Millions with Megaplier prize.
The Kramer family has been playing Nebraska Lottery games together for over five years, pooling their money to purchase tickets every week. For the Tuesday, June 18 drawing, Loran Kramer purchased a two-play quick pick Mega Millions with Megaplier ticket at Vince's Corner, 100 East 3rd Street in Kimball. One play on the ticket matched all five of the winning white ball numbers (6, 17, 34, 40, 48) for a $250,000 prize.
Because he added the $1 Megaplier option to his purchase, the $250,000 prize was multiplied by the guaranteed 4X Megaplier number for a total of $1 million. This is the fourth $1 million Mega Millions prize won in Nebraska since the Nebraska Lottery began offering the game in March 2010.
Loran and his wife Peggy will split the million-dollar prize with their son Kevin. Kevin and Peggy arrived at Nebraska Lottery headquarters on June 20 to claim the prize. “I was checking nelottery.com, and I saw that Vince’s Corner sold a winning ticket,” said Peggy Kramer. “Just then, my husband starting yelling ‘We won! We won!’ in the next room. That’s when I knew we had that ticket.” When asked about plans for the prize money, Kevin Kramer told Nebraska Lottery officials that he planned to save his share for his son’s education and for retirement savings. Peggy Kramer stated that that some of the money would be used for home repairs and the rest saved for the future.
The odds of winning $250,000 playing Mega Millions are 1 in 3,904,701. 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.