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Nebraska Lottery General Information

The Nebraska Lottery plays three state drawn game - Pick 3, Pick 5, and MyDay. Plus, three multiple-state games - Powerball, Mega Millions, and 2 By 2. Compared to other states, the Nebraska Lottery offers fairly high variety of lottery games.

This page is a quick reference, or a summary of the most relevant information contained in the Nebraska Lottery web site. Links to details are provided for more pertinent information.

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Nebraska Lotteries Drawing Days and Times

The following table lists the drawing schedule of all Nebraska lottery games. Drawing times are local and approximate.

GameDraw DaysDraw Time
Pick 3Everyday ecxept Sunday9:30 p.m
Pick 5Everyday ecxept Sunday9:30 p.m
MyDayEveryday ecxept Sunday9:30 p.m
PowerballWednesday and Saturday10 p.m.
Mega MillionsTuesday and Friday10 p.m
2By2Everyday9:30 p.m.


Nebraska Lottery Games - Types, Top Prizes, Odds

The following is a compact summary of each Nebraska lottery game. It includes a brief description of how to play a game, the top prizes/jackpots, and the odds of winning the top prize. You can click on a game name for detailed information.

GameHow to PlayTop PrizeTop Prize Odds
Pick 3Select 3-digits 000 to 999$6001 in 1,000

Pick 5Select 5 numbers, 1 to 38 $50,000+
Rollover, Pari-mutuel
1 in 501,942
MyDaySelect a date: M, D, and YY$5,0001 in 36,525
PowerballSelect 5 numbers, 1 through 59
+ 1 Powerball number, 1 through 39
$20,000,000 +
Rollover, Pari-mutuel
1 in 195,249,054
Mega MillionsSelect 5 numbers, 1 through 56
+ 1 Megaball number, 1 through 46
$12,000,000
Rollover, Pari-mutuel
1 in 175,711,536
2By2Select 2 Red numbers, 1 through 26
+ 2 White numbers, 1 through 26
$100,000 +
Rollover, Pari-mutuel
1 in 2,718,576

Top prizes listed with "rollover" are the starting amount. The Jackpot prizes will grow after every draw until someone wins. Pari-mutuel prize structure means players' winnings are determined by dividing the prize pool allocated for that winning category by the number of winners.

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Nebraska Lottery General Rules and Regulations

The following are the most prominent rules and regulations that the player should be aware of before playing the Nebraska lottery games.

  • Nebraska Lottery players must be 19 years of age or older.
  • A lottery ticket may not be purchased by, nor a prize awarded to the director, board member, employee of the lottery, or any spouse, child, brother, sister, or parent residing in the same household as the director, board member, or employee of the lottery.
  • Nebraska State Lottery tickets may only be purchased at a retailer under contract with the Lottery, at a Lottery office or online via the subscription service at mnlottery.com for players that have a Nebraska address.
  • A ticket that has been legally issued by a Lottery Game Retailer is a bearer instrument until a name is signed or placed on the lottery ticket in the area designated.
  • The person who signs or places their name on the ticket is considered the bearer of the ticket. When a name is placed in the designated area, the person whose name appears in that area is the owner of the ticket and is entitled to any prize attributable to that ticket. The Division will only make payment of a prize to the name on the ticket, notwithstanding any name submitted on the claim form.
  • All Nebraska Lottery prizes are subject to state and federal income taxes.
  • You may also see the Nebraska Lottery Regulations page.


Claiming Prizes of the Nebraska Lottery

Here are the steps you have to follow if you are a lucky winner of any Nebraska lottery,

  • Nebraska Lottery players 180 days from the draw date to claim their prize. If a prize is not claimed within 180 days, it goes to the state General Fund.
  • You may claim prizes in person or by mail.
  • Prizes up to $500 can be claimed at any Nebraska Lottery retailer. Some retailers reserve the right to pay prizes only up to a certain level due to security concerns.
  • Prizes of $501 to $19,999 must be claimed by mail or at a Regional Lottery Claim Center in Grand Island, Norfolk, North Platte, Omaha, and Scottsbluff.
  • Prizes of $20,000 or more must be claimed in person at Nebraska Lottery Headquarters, Lincoln. To claim prizes by mail, send a completed claim form to: Nebraska Lottery Prize Claim, P.O. Box 95145, Lincoln, NE 68509-5145
  • Prizes above $5,000 have state and federal taxes automatically withheld, at 5 and 25 percent, respectively..
  • By law, the Nebraska Lottery automatically checks for back taxes and child support on prizes of more than $500.

For further information and for procedures on how to claim your prize by mail, please see the Nebraska lottery Claiming Prizes page

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Where do the Nebraska Lottery profits go?

Proceeds from the Nebraska Lottery, about 24 percent after payment of prizes and expenses, are directed to following beneficiaries:

  • Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund (44.5 percent),
  • Education as determined by the Legislature (44.5 percent),
  • Nebraska State Fair (10 percent),
  • The Compulsive Gamblers Assistance Fund (1 percent, plus the first $500,000 in fund proceeds each fiscal year).
  • More information can be found at: here and here.



    Information on Each Nebraska Lottery Game

    Further information on each Nebraska lottery lottery game such as how to play, how to win, prizes, etc., is available on this site at the following pages.


    Disclaimer

    US-Lotteries.com is not in any way affiliated with the Nebraska Lottery. The information listed here is just a summary of important facts extracted from Nebraska Lottery web site. The main purpose of US-Lotteries.com is to present statistics and analysis of winning numbers, plus, online tools and calculators such as wheels and combinations generators. Click below to see the contents of the tools available for each game.

    Pick 3      Pick 5      Powerball      Mega Millions      2By2     

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    Nebraska lottery Games Data and Analysis Menu
    Pick 3
    - Pick 3 Game
    - Winning Numbers
    - Number Search
    - Yearly Calendar
    - Boxes(Combos)
    - Triples
    - Digits Analysis
    - Straights Analysis
    - Boxes Analysis
    - Pairs
    - Sums
    - Combinations Generator
    - Game Info
    Pick 5
    - Pick 5 Game
    - Winning Numbers
    - Number Search
    - Yearly Calendar
    - Numbers Analysis
    - Pairs Analysis
    - Triads Analysis
    - Check Combinations
    - Full Wheel
    - Abbreviated Wheel
    - Game Info
    Mega Millions
    - Mega Millions Game
    - Winning Numbers
    - Number Search
    - Yearly Calendar
    - Numbers Analysis
    - Pairs Analysis
    - Number-Ball Pair Analysis
    - Check Combinations
    - Full Wheel
    - Abbreviated Wheel
    - Game Info
    Powerball
    - Powerball Game
    - Winning Numbers
    - Number Search
    - Yearly Calendar
    - Numbers Analysis
    - Pairs Analysis
    - Number-Ball Pair Analysis
    - Check Combinations
    - Full Wheel
    - Abbreviated Wheel
    - Game Info
    2By2
    - 2By2 Game
    - Winning Numbers
    - Number Search
    - Yearly Calendar
    - Numbers Analysis
    - Red Balls Pairs Analysis
    - White Balls Pairs Analysis
    - Check Combinations
    - Full Wheel
    - Game Info

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