Roeder received a free quick pick ticket from a previous Nebraska Pick 5 play at Mac’s Short Stop, 1114 North Adams Street in Lexington. The ticket contained all five of the winning numbers (12, 18, 33, 34, 35) from the December 3 drawing for the $58,000 jackpot.
Two hundred and ninety-three Nebraska Lottery players have won the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot to date. Roeder plans to pay bills using his 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.