January 15, 2014 – Jeffery Williams of North Platte won $5,000 playing Mega Millions from the Nebraska Lottery.
There were more than 49,000 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Friday, December 13 drawings. Williams purchased his winning Mega Millions ticket at Casey’s General Store, 520 Rodeo Road in North Platte. The ticket contained four of the five winning white ball numbers (19, 24, 26, 27, 70) and the Mega Ball number (12) for a corresponding prize of $5,000.
Williams is the first person to claim a $5,000 Mega Millions prize in Nebraska since the game was changed in October 2013. The odds of winning $5,000 playing Mega Millions are 1 in 739,688, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 14.7.