google-site-verification=0bx1QYafX4YUxAV2RLbOiDD2WzOMRAju_YMPZqdCR1E Back withinside the day, July 30, 1994: Couple hit $50M Powerball jackpot, are Nebraska's first winners

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Back withinside the day, July 30, 1994: Couple hit $50M Powerball jackpot, are Nebraska's first winners

In the hours after the Powerball drawing 28 years in the past today, lottery officers used their pc to hint the $50.1 million prevailing price price tag to Kwik Stop No. three in North Platte, Nebraska.

Stan Tegler of Hastings, who stated he become married to the ability winner's sister, informed the Hastings Tribune that Dianne and Lyle Fleharty offered the prevailing price price tag even as in North Platte to look at their son play in a baseball tournament.

The Hastings couple, each natives of Nebraska, opened a press convention 4 days later, on the workplaces of the Nebraska Lottery, with the aid of using telling how they watched on tv because the numbers 1, 2, 8, 21, 31 and the Powerball range of 18 have been drawn the night time of July 30. Fleharty had chided his spouse in advance withinside the day for choosing the numbers 1 and a couple of on every of the five $1 tickets they offered. They stated it become the primary time that they'd entered the Powerball lottery, which started in Nebraska simply 9 days in advance, on July 21.

"Nobody choices 1 and a couple of," Fleharty stated he'd informed his spouse. "She informed me, 'This 
is my price price tag. I'll do it but I want.' "

In the times main as much as the clicking convention, the Flehartys had their phone range modified and couldn't be reached for comment.

"I had to get my mind in order," Lyle stated. The revel in has been "nearly incomprehensible," he stated.

After the win, Dianne Fleharty counseled they purchase siding for the house, and the own circle of relatives joked approximately different needs — a garage, a brand new driveway, a sprinkler system.

Steven Seline, the Flehartys newly employed tax and property lawyer, stated he become contacted with the aid of using the Flehartys on the Omaha workplaces of the Kutak Rock regulation firm.

"Not best are the Flehartys fortunate," Seline stated, "however the lottery is fortunate to have them win it. They are clearly nice, satisfied people."

The first of 20 annual bills to the Flehartys — $1,680,261.eighty five after taxes — have been to start weeks after claiming the prize, appearing Lottery Director Jim Quinn stated.

Let's take a glance again at a few beyond Nebraska Powerball winners.