$1 million Powerball ticket sold at Fremont gas station

A $1 million ticket matching five of six numbers in Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot was sold this week in Fremont, Nebraska Lottery officials said.

The ticket was sold at the Hy-Vee Gas station at 828 E. 23rd St. It matched the five white winning numbers (06, 10, 21, 35, and 46), but not the red Powerball (23). The winner has 180 days to claim the prize.

One other $1 million ticket was sold in Texas. No one matched all six numbers, so the Powerball jackpot will turn over to $414 million (or $247.9 million for the cash option) for the next drawing Saturday night.

It’s Nebraska’s first million-dollar ticket sale since November, and the 23rd since January 2012. A group of five friends in Lincolnshared that Powerball prize. The odds of purchasing a $1 million ticket are 1 in 11.7 million.

A $50,000 Powerball prize was sold at a Hy-Vee store in Norfolk before the March 2 drawing, but it hasn’t yet been claimed.

Someone in Omaha also bought a winning ticket this week worth $136,000 in Nebraska Lottery’s Pick 5 game Wednesday. The ticket was sold at the Hy-Vee at 8809 W. Center Road.

In the other major multistate lottery, Mega Millions, a winning ticket for Tuesday’s $267 million jackpot ($159 million with the cash option) was sold in New Jersey.

Earlier this week, someone stepped forward to claim the largest single-winner jackpot prize in U.S. lottery history. That winning Mega Millions ticket, worth $1.5 billion, was sold last October in Simpsonville, South Carolina.

The winner, who chose to remain anonymous, decided to take the prize as a one-time cash payment of $878 million.

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