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

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

In the hours after the Powerball drawing 28 years ago today, lottery officials used their computer to trace the $50.1 million

winning ticket to Kwik Stop No. 3 in North Platte, Nebraska. 

Stan Tegler of Hastings, who said he was married to the potential winner's siste

told the Hastings Tribune that Dianne and Lyle Fleharty

bought the winning ticket while in North Platte to watch their son play in a baseball tournament. 

The Hastings couple, both natives of Nebraska, opened a press conference four days later

 at the offices of the Nebraska Lottery, by telling how they watched on television as the numbers 1, 2, 8, 21, 31

and the Powerball number of 18 were drawn the night of July 30

Fleharty had chided his wife earlier in the day for picking the numbers 1 and 2 on each of the five $1 tickets they bought