Norfolk Woman Wins $166,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

Linda Wiedenfeld Linda Wiedenfeld of Norfolk won $166,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Widenfeld purchased her winning Nebraska Pick 5 ticket at Fast Mart, 315 Omaha Avenue in Norfolk. The two-play quick pick ticket contained all five winning numbers (14, 15, 17, 32, 35) from the December 29 drawing for the $166,000 jackpot.

Three hundred and twenty-nine Nebraska Lottery players have won the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot to date.

While claiming her prize on January 22, Wiedenfeld told Nebraska Lottery officials that word about the jackpot-winning ticket sold at Fast Mart reached her shortly after the drawing. “Everyone knew I bought my tickets there,” she said. It wasn’t long before she realized she had won the $166,000 jackpot. Wiedenfeld plans to complete some home improvements using her winnings.

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.

Published on 02/10/2016