If you got decent rain overnight, you might want to buy a lottery ticket.
You're luckier than you realize.
Based on National Weather Service rain analysis, three areas of the country got an inch or more of rain in the 24 hours that ended Wednesday morning: New Mexico, northern Michigan and the Interstate 80 corridor between Omaha and Lincoln.
Rainfall totals in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa varied widely because the corridor of heaviest rain was narrow.
In the Omaha metro area, totals ranged from about a half-inch to more than an inch, according to the National Weather Service. Omaha's official reading, based on Eppley Airport, was 0.42 inches. Lincoln received 0.85 inches and the Millard Airport received 1.22 inches.
The most intense rain occurred from Gretna to the west, where about 2 to 4 inches fell.
The storm did blow in some bad luck, though.
Lightning sparked a house fire near Papillion, and winds caused power outages affecting 325 customers in the Omaha Public Power District.
Papillion Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Jones said the house fire was reported about 1:30 a.m. Two people in the home near 135th and Mercury Streets got out safely, but the home suffered extensive damage.
Jones said lightning-related fires aren't always immediately obvious. This one began with a lightning strike to the roof and smoldered for a while before the homeowner realized a fire had begun.
OPPD spokesman Mike Jones said outages peaked about 11 p.m. Tuesday; power was restored by 3 a.m. Wednesday. Additional outages that occurred Wednesday morning were not storm-related, he said.