How about a little spending money for the weekend?
Somebody bought a winning $1 million Powerball ticket from the Baker's grocery store on North 72nd Street in Omaha in Wednesday night's drawing, Nebraska Lottery officials said.
The winner has six months to come forward and produce the winning ticket to claim the prize, Neil Watson, public information officer for the Nebraska Lottery, said Thursday. The winner must sign the ticket and bring it to state lottery headquarters in Lincoln at 1800 O Street.
The winning lottery player hit the first five numbers — 1-6-8-12-35 — but not the Powerball — 3. The winning five-number combination entitles the lucky man or woman to $700,000 after taxes.
Since nobody was an overall winner by hitting all six numbers out the $40 million jackpot, said Watson, Wednesday's carryover pushes the next drawing Saturday night to $50 million.
Wednesday's ticket was the fourth $1 million winner in Nebraska since January 2012, when Powerball upped its prizes by going from $1 tickets to $2 tickets, he said.