Omaha Man Wins $106,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

Arnold Ahders Arnold Ahders of Omaha won $106,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Ahders received his winning Nebraska Pick 5 ticket as a prize from a previous Nebraska Pick 5 play at Bucky’s, 13736 Q Street in Omaha. The two-play quick pick ticket contained one play with all five winning numbers (02, 06, 11, 27, 29) from the April 25 drawing for the $106,000 jackpot.

Three hundred and thirty Nebraska Lottery players have won the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot to date.

While claiming his prize on April 27, Ahders told Nebraska Lottery officials that he plays Nebraska Pick 5 regularly, purchasing tickets for three draws at a time. He learned he had won after seeing the winning numbers in the Omaha World-Herald newspaper. “At first I thought I’d better look at that ticket a second time,” said Ahders. “I’m very happy to win. It was pleasant surprise.” He plans to pay bills using his 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 05/13/2016