Nebraska Mega Millions Tuesday, December 17 drawing, won by Allen & JoAnn Cooke of Columbus recently. JoAnn Cooke purchased a Mega Millions ticket at Corner Stop, 220 23rd Street in Columbus. The three-play quick pick ticket contained one play with all five winning white ball numbers (8, 14, 17, 20, 39) from the December 17 drawing for a corresponding prize of $1 million.
|Mega Million Numbers – Friday, December 17, 2013|
Since the game was modified on October 22, 2013 this is the first $1 million Mega Millions prize won in Nebraska. Previously, the prize for matching five white ball numbers was $250,000. On December 26, while claiming their prize the Cookes told Nebraska Lottery officials that they were “elated” to win the million-dollar prize. After their son told them a million-dollar ticket had been sold at Corner Stop they first thought they might have the winning ticket. A few days later, JoAnn saw the winning numbers on television and decided to check the ticket.
“I checked the numbers, and I told Allen, ‘We won a million dollars,’” said JoAnn. “He didn’t believe me.” The couple has no immediate plans for their prize.
The odds of winning $1 million playing Mega Millions are 1 in 18,492,204, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 14.7.
Mega Millions Winners from Texas
|Draw Date||Jackpot Prize||Winner|
|12/17/2013||$1 million||Allen & JoAnn Cooke|
|5/27/2011||$35 Million||MAIM Revocable Trust|
|1/29/2010||$144 Million||William R Kiefer|
|1/1/2008||$33 million||John Jones|
|8/31/2007||$330 million||SB Alchemy Holdings, Ltd|