Each week, James Engle of Omaha purchases tickets for a group of coworkers at Oriental Trading in Omaha. The other members of the group are: Larry Doebelin of Ralston; Steve Lawton of Omaha; Debra Nollett of Papillion; Mary Lynn Riggins of Omaha; Lynette Rohlfs of Omaha; Lori Walton of Omaha; Debra Corsbie of Omaha; Richard Johnson of Omaha; Tyson Garst of Omaha; Kenneth Ronk of Omaha; Daniel Schmid of Elkhorn; Laura Brennan of Omaha; Robyn Thelander of Elkhorn; William Yosick of Omaha; Peter Hartman of Omaha; and Tim McKay of Omaha.
For the September 9 draw, the group received a free quick pick ticket from a previous Pick 5 play at Baker’s Supermarket, 17370 Lakeside Hills Plaza in Omaha. The ticket contained all five of the winning numbers (6, 14, 17, 18, 28) from the September 9 draw for the $94,000 jackpot.
Members of the group arrived at Nebraska Lottery headquarters to claim their prize on September 10. They told Nebraska Lottery officials that they purchase Powerball tickets together, and then use their Powerball winnings to purchase Nebraska Pick 5 tickets. Each group member will receive a $5,529.41 share of the prize.
Two hundred and seven Nebraska Lottery players have won the Nebraska Pick 5 rolling jackpot to date.
Nebraska Pick 5 is a unique Nebraska 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 time it is not won, are 1 in 501,942 while the overall odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 8.