An Omaha couple learned they were $1 million richer while watching WOWT Channel 6 News Ten at 10. Guy and Jayne Stoller purchased a Quick Pick ticket that contained all five winning white ball numbers from the October 20th drawing.
Guy Stoller purchased the winning Powerball ticket at Bag 'N Save, 2650 North 90th Street in Omaha. The Stollers wasted no time claiming their prize, arriving at Nebraska Lottery headquarters on the Monday after the drawing.
Jayne Stoller told Nebraska Lottery officials that her husband decided to purchase a ticket for her as a surprise. “He bought me flowers and a Powerball ticket just for fun,” she said.
The couple learned they had won after seeing the winning Powerball numbers during the WOWT Channel 6 news. They have no definite plans for their prize, but said part of the money might be used to pay for their grandchildren’s education. Marcella added that she saw one advantage to winning: “I guess now if I’m shopping for clothes, I don’t have to wait for a sale.”
This is the third million dollar winning ticket sold in Nebraska since Powerball was upgraded on January 15, 2012. Previously, the amount won for matching only the first five numbers was $200,000.
The Nebraska Lottery has confirmed that one ticket sold for Saturday’s $80 million Powerball draw matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball number itself.
The winning ticket was sold at Bag 'N Save near 90th and Maple.
This is the third automatic million dollar winning ticket in Nebraska since Powerball was upgraded on January 15, 2012.
“Someone in Nebraska is waking up a million dollars richer today because of the new Powerball game,” said Jim Haynes, Director of the Nebraska Lottery. “We are encouraging our Powerball players to check their tickets carefully for winners."
With no jackpot winner Saturday night, the Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night’s draw is an estimated $90 million, or $57.8 million with the cash option selected.