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About the Nebraska Lottery

In 1993, the Nebraska Lottery was established following the endorsement of a state lottery initiative by voters.

Powerball lottery tickets were introduced for sale in 1994, and in 2010, Mega Millions was included as an additional option. Starting from November 2004, the funds generated from the sale of lottery tickets have been distributed to the Nebraska Education Improvement Fund, Compulsive Gamblers Assistance Fund, Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund, and Nebraska State Fair.

Even if you're not a resident of the state, you have the opportunity to participate in Nebraska's lottery games by visiting an authorized lottery retailer.

  • What occurs if my ticket is lost, stolen, or damaged?

    The Nebraska Lottery bears no responsibility for tickets that are lost, stolen, or damaged. It's important to safeguard your tickets in a secure location. Signing your ticket provides evidence of ownership in the event that you misplace it.
  • What is the timeframe for claiming my winnings?

    You are given 180 days from the draw date to collect your winnings.
  • Which lottery games are available to play in Nebraska?

    Nebraska offers a variety of lottery games including Mega Millions, Powerball, 2by2, Lucky for Life, MyDaY, Pick 3, and Pick 5.
  • How and where do I go about claiming my Nebraska Lottery winnings?

    For winnings up to $500, you can cash them in at any authorized lottery retailer. If you've won larger prizes, the options for claiming include mail or visiting a regional claim center. For more comprehensive information, refer to the Claiming Prizes section.
  • What is the destination of Nebraska Lottery proceeds?

    Starting from November 2004, the earnings generated through Nebraska Lottery ticket sales have been distributed to the Nebraska Education Improvement Fund, Compulsive Gamblers Assistance Fund, Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund, and Nebraska State Fair.
  • What is the minimum age requirement for participating in the Nebraska Lottery?

    To purchase and redeem lottery tickets, you need to be 19 years old or older.
  • Do I need to pay taxes on Nebraska Lottery winnings?

    Indeed, if you claim prizes exceeding $4,999, both state and federal taxes will be withheld for lottery winners. For additional information, please refer to our Tax Information section.
  • Is it possible for me to keep my identity confidential upon winning a lottery prize?

    Regrettably, the Nebraska Lottery mandates winners to reveal their identity, along with their city of residence and prize amount. Nevertheless, your contact information and address will remain confidential. It's recommended that you seek legal counsel before claiming substantial prizes, as there might be an option to claim your winnings through a trust to uphold your privacy.
  • Is it permissible to buy lottery tickets ahead of time?

    Absolutely, you have the option to buy tickets for multiple consecutive draws in advance. For additional details, refer to our Advanced Draws section.
  • Is it possible to buy tickets through phone, online, or mail?

    No, you can only obtain lottery tickets from authorized retailers.

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