Waverly Woman Wins $15,000 Playing Bunco

Heather Cronkright Heather Cronkright of Waverly won $15,000 playing Bunco, a $2 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery.

Cronkright’s boyfriend purchased the winning ticket at U-Stop, 660 North 84th Street in Lincoln. Scratching the ticket, she revealed matching dice symbols in each of the 10 ROLLS on the ticket for $300 each. Another matching dice symbol was revealed in the 5X BUNCO! NUMBER space, which multiplied each ROLL prize five times for a total of $15,000.

While claiming her prize on Dec. 21, Conkright told Nebraska Lottery officials that her boyfriend purchased the ticket and gave it to her as a gift. At first, she didn’t realize that she had won the top prize. “I thought it was a joke at first and I was so mad,” Cronkright said. The couple recently moved from Las Vegas to Waverly, and the prize money will help the family get settled and buy Christmas presents.

Bunco had three top prizes. Cronkright claimed the final top prize in the game. The odds of winning the top prize in Bunco were 1 in 120,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize were 1 in 3.79.

Published on 12/30/2015