A former prison guard who left the job because of his health has claimed a $1 million prize from the Nebraska Lottery.
Herbert Carlin, of Humboldt says he has been struggling to live on his Social Security disability.
Carlin put in his claim for the prize on Monday at the lottery headquarters in Lincoln. He'd bought the ticket at North Fork Farm Service in Humboldt.
He'd let the Mega Millions machine pick his numbers for Friday's drawing. They were 2, 10, 13, 38 and 46. But he didn't get the Mega Ball number of 2.
The five matches would have won him $250,000, but Carlin had added the $1 Megaplier option, which multiplied the prize to $1 million.