Lyle and Diane Flaherty of Hastings opened a news conference at the Nebraska Lottery office on the night of July 30, explaining how

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they saw the 1, 2, 8, 21, 31 and Powerball numbers 18 on television. "Nobody picks 1 and 2," Flaherty said he told his wife.

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The Hastings couple, both Nebraska natives, opened a press conference at the Nebraska Lottery office four days later, 

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explaining how they saw the numbers 1, 2, 8, 21, 31 and Powerball number 18 on television. He was removed on the night of 30 July.

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Flaherty had teased his wife the day before for choosing the numbers 1 and 2 on each of the $1 tickets. 

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He said he first entered the Powerball lottery, which opened just nine days earlier on July 21 in Nebraska.

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Stan Teigler of Hastings, who said he is married to the potential winner's sister, told the Hastings Tribune that Diane and Lyle Flaherty.

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