Big Win, No Big Changes for Nebraska Family
June 27, 2013 – The Kramer family from Kimball, Ne. struck it rich last Tuesday night on a Mega Millions ticket, but money won’t be changing them.
“I don’t feel any different than I did before I won. I don’t want this to be a big deal,” said Loran Kramer, who bought the $2 ticket that turned into $1 million overnight last Tuesday.
Loran, his wife Peggy, and their son Kevin had a ticket that matched the five white balls, but not the Mega ball, to win the second-tier prize of $250,000.
Because Loran added a $1 Megaplier to his ticket, that second-prize win multiplied by four and made instant millionaires of the family.
Peggy, who picked up the ceremonial oversized check with Kevin June 20, told the Nebraska Lottery that she was checking the results the day after the drawing and saw that a winning ticket was sold the local Vince’s Corner store.
“Just then, my husband started yelling ‘We won! We won!’ in the next room. That’s when I knew we had that ticket,” she said.
Loran told the Western Nebraska Observer that he was excited to call his son and tell him they’d won a million dollars, adding that “it will make things easier for both of us.”
Kevin Kramer has been splitting the cost of tickets with his parents every week for more than five years, and now he’ll be splitting the big win
The family said they don’t have any plans for the money other than a new back porch and a bigger bank statement.
Kevin told the Observer that he’d be setting up a college fund for his son, and using the rest to start planning his retirement.