January 15, 2013 – Edward Sarr of Elwood recently won $138,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.
There were more than 12,000 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Wednesday, December 26 drawings. Among these winners was Sarr, who purchased his winning ticket at The Red Barn, 107 North Smith Street in Elwood. The three-play quick pick ticket contained one play with the winning numbers (5, 17, 24, 30, 36) from the December 26 drawing for the $138,000 jackpot.
Two hundred and sixty-six Nebraska Lottery players have won the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot to date.
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.