There were more than 12,500 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Wednesday, May 14, drawings. Among these winners was Guzinski, who purchased his winning Nebraska Pick 5 ticket at Kwik Shop #650, 5600 Holdrege Street in Lincoln. The ticket contained one play with all five of the winning numbers (11, 13, 21, 28, 30) from the May 14 drawing for the $82,000 jackpot.
Three hundred and seven Nebraska Lottery players have won the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot to date.
While claiming his prize on May 15, Guzinski told Nebraska Lottery officials that he learned he had won after returning to Kwik Shop to check his tickets. “I thought I’d only won a few bucks,” said Guzinski. “When the clerk said I’d hit the jackpot, I couldn’t believe it.” He plans to pay bills and purchase a new boat with 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.