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Bellwood man wins $1 million in Powerball drawing

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Posted at 9:43 AM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 16:18:22-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — This weekend ended up being a weekend to remember for Daniel Moore.

Moore, from Bellwood, won $1 million playing Powerball from the Nebraska Lottery. He purchased the winning ticket at Parkview One Stop in Schuyler.

Nebraska Lottery says the ticket had three quick plays, one of which matched five out of five winning numbers (18, 21, 24, 30, 60) and made Moore a millionaire in the August 17 drawing.

A regular Powerball player, Moore said he was checking tickets in his truck when he discovered he won.

“I checked them at the store and the clerk’s eyes got really big,” he said.

He says he plans to use his winnings to pay off his house and a few vehicles, but there's one thing he wants to do that's a bit more sentimental.

Moore's father died in the spring and he wants to buy his dad's excavating business from his mom.

“Dad was looking down on you,” Moore’s mother told him after his win.

This is the 24th $1 million Powerball winning ticket sold in Nebraska since the prize was added to the game in January 2012.

The odds of winning $1 million playing Powerball are 1 in 11,688,053.52 while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 24.9.