Nebraska Lottery Games

GamePrize TypeNumbersSale Closes
Pick 3Top Prize3 from 0-99:00 p.m.
Pick 5Jackpot5 from 1-389:00 p.m.
MyDaYTop Prize1 from 1-12 + 1 from 1-31 + 2 from 0-99:00 p.m.
PowerballJackpot5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-269:00 p.m.
Mega MillionsJackpot5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-259:00 p.m.
Lucky for LifeTop Prize5 from 1-48 + 1 from 1-188:30 p.m.
2by2Top Prize2 from 1-26 (2 red & 2 white)9:00 p.m.

Game Schedule

Pick 39:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.
Pick 59:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.
MyDaY9:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.
Powerball9:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.
Mega Millions10:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Lucky for Life9:38 p.m.9:38 p.m.
2by29:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.

*All times are displayed in Nebraska local time.

Advance Draws

The number of consecutive draws each Nebraska State Lottery games allows you to play:

GameAdvanced Draws
Pick 3up to 72
Pick 5up to 84
MyDaYup to 84
Powerballup to 24
Mega Millionsup to 24
Lucky for Lifeup to 24
2by2up to 84

Tax Information

Nebraska Lottery Federal, and state tax withholdings on winnings for U.S. citizens or residents. 

WinningsTax CategoryPercentage
Over $5,000State Tax5.0%
Over $5,000Federal Tax24.0%

If the winner is not a U.S. citizen or is not a US resident, Nebraska Lottery tax withholdings on winnings are as such:

WinningsTax CategoryPercentage
Over $5,000State Tax5.0%
Over $5,000Federal Tax24.0%

The Nebraska Lottery

The lottery in Nebraska first took place in 1992 when Nebraska amended its constitution. Powerball joined the state’s repertoire in 1994, and Mega Millions in 2010. In Nebraska, you must be 19 years of age to participate. But some listed winners have scored as much as $260,000. Nevertheless, we’ll be taking a detailed look at the different games on offer, the odds of winning, and other common questions. 

Since it was founded the lottery has grown tremendously, incorporating gimmicks like the Nebraska Lottery second-chance promotion. It allows you to use the Nebraska lottery codes from non-winning Nebraska lottery scratch cards for a chance to win further prizes. Other noteworthy additions include digital scratch cards and recurring payment jackpots, like Lucky 4 Life.

Nebraska Lottery FAQ

You can find the results of the Nebraska lottery on KLKN-TV. However, you can also find the results on the website or by downloading the Nebraska lottery app.

While there’s no surefire way of becoming one of the Nebraska lottery winners, there are ways of improving your chances. The Nebraska state lottery offers several different variants, and each has different odds. It might not improve your chances of guessing the right numbers, but it will give you better chances of winning something.

Odds vary from 1 in 501,942 for Pick 5 to 1 in 105,625 for 2by2 lottery.

Playing the Nebraska lottery is simple. Buy a lottery ticket or instant game at any vendor, and wait to see if your card wins, or scratch and win.

Since there are multiple variants of the Nebraska Lottery, there are also numerous draws. Nebraska lottery Lucky for Life draws every Monday and Thursday at 9:38 P.M, and the Mega Millions draws every Tuesday and Friday at 10:00 P.M.

Nebraska lottery Powerball draws on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:59 P.M. while Pick 3, Pick 5, MyDay, and 2by2 draw daily at 9:59 P.M.

If you have a Nebraska lottery winning ticket, there are several ways of cashing it in. Online, you can withdraw winnings from your account as a retail voucher via PayPal. For other claims, there are three possible methods.

You can mail the winning ticket to the Nebraska lottery, accompanied by a claim form if the prize is more than $501, but less than $20,000.  Alternatively, collect your money at a local retailer (if the award is under $500), or collect the prize at a Nebraska Lottery claim center.

If the prize is $20,000 or more, you must receive it in person at the Nebraska Lottery offices in Lincoln.

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