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5 longtime friends from Lincoln claim $1M Powerball prize

November 28, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Five longtime friends from Lincoln have claimed their $1 million Powerball prize.

The Nebraska Lottery says Douglas Murray, Felipe Osorio, Eric Cobb, Chris Hinkley and Yevgeniy Koval bought a Powerball ticket at a U-Stop convenience store in northwest Lincoln last week before the Nov. 21 drawing. Their winning ticket matched five numbers drawn but not the Powerball number. The jackpot for that drawing was worth $139 million.

The friends began pooling their money to buy lottery tickets during the October jackpot run that pushed the Mega Millions prize to more than $1.5 billion and the Powerball to $688 million.

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