Lincoln Man Wins $7,000 playing Quick 7s

Tommy Arenas Tommy Arenas of Lincoln won $7,000 playing the $1 Scratch game Quick 7s from the Nebraska Lottery.

Arenas purchased his winning Quick 7s ticket at Casey’s General Store, 3500 North 48th Street in Lincoln. Scratching the ticket, he revealed seven winning “7” symbols with corresponding prizes of $1,000, for a total of $7,000.

There are six $7,000 top prizes in this edition of Quick 7s. Arenas is the first person to claim a top prize to date.

While claiming his prize on February 29, Arenas told Nebraska Lottery officials that he purchased six tickets and split them with his girlfriend. They scratched off the tickets and discovered that Arenas had the top prize-winning ticket. “I said, ‘All you need to find is a 7? I’ve got seven of them,’” said Arenas. “I didn’t believe it. I’d never won anything like that before.” He plans to give half of the prize to his girlfriend, and then use his share to buy some new tires for his truck.

Quick 7s is a $1 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lotter that offers players the chance to win $2.2 million in cash prizes from $2 to $7,000. The odds of winning the top prize in Quick 7s are 1 in 720,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.6.

Published on 03/04/2016