October 16, 2013 – Cheryl Bullock of Omaha recently won $126,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.
Bullock is a regular Lotto player who previously won $5,000 playing MyDaY in November 2009. For the September 19 drawing, she purchased a three-play Nebraska Pick 5 ticket at Bag ‘N Save, 2650 North 90th Street in Omaha. The three-play ticket contained one play with all five of the winning numbers (3, 4, 17, 19, 30) from the September 19 drawing for $126,000.
Two hundred and eighty-eight Nebraska Lottery players have won the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot to date.
While claiming her prize on September 20, Bullock told Nebraska Lottery officials that she learned she had won after seeing the winning numbers during the KETV Channel 7 news. “I was watching TV, and I saw the numbers come up,” said Bullock. “At first I thought, ‘This can’t be real.’ Then I hit rewind on the DVR just to double-check.” She plans to pay bills using her winnings.
Nebraska Pick 5 is Nebraska's unique Lottery game: all the proceeds from Nebraska Pick 5 stay in Nebraska, and all the winning tickets are sold in Nebraska at Nebraska Lottery Lotto game retailers. The odds of winning the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot, which starts at $50,000 and grows by $4,000 each drawing that it is not won, are 1 in 501,942. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game, which has drawings six nights a week, are 1 in 8.