Almanza purchased his winning Lucky Rewards ticket at Casey’s General Store, 609 Plum Creek Parkway in Lexington. Scratching the ticket, he revealed three matching “BAR” symbols with a corresponding prize of $50,000.
There are three $50,000 top prizes available in Lucky Rewards. Almanza is the second person to claim a top prize to date.
While claiming his prize on May 10, Almanza told Nebraska Lottery officials that he has a specific routine when scratching his Lucky Rewards tickets. “I scratch the first two symbols, and if they match, then I scratch off the third one,” said Almanza. “I couldn’t believe it when I saw that third ‘BAR.’” He plans to pay bills using his winnings.
Lucky Rewards is a $5 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $1.2 million in cash prizes from $5 to $50,000. The odds of winning the top prize in Lucky Rewards are 1 in 120,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.66.