Lincoln Man Wins $22,000 Playing 2by2

Jeff Hirtzel Jeffrey Hirtzel of Lincoln won $22,000 playing 2by2 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Hirtzel received his winning ticket as a prize from a previous 2by2 play at Super C 501 West A St in Lincoln. The three-play ticket contained one play with the winning Red ball numbers (9, 13) and White ball numbers (10, 17) from the Jan. 12 drawing for $22,000.

While claiming his prize on Jan. 15, Hirtzel told Nebraska Lottery officials that he purchases all his tickets at Super C, including Powerball, Nebraska Pick 5 and MyDay.

This is Hirtzel’s second time winning the top prize in 2by2. He said he started playing 2by2 about a year ago after receiving a coupon for the game. He soon won $100 and $22,000 shortly afterwards.

He said that he’s the only regular player at that Super C who buys 2by2.

“They were all really excited at the store,” he said. “They knew it was me right away.”

Overall odds for 2by2, which is also offered in Kansas and North Dakota, are 1 in 3.59. The odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 105,625. 

Published on 02/05/2016