Omaha Woman Wins $118,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

Mary Schendt Mary Schendt of Omaha won a total of $118,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Schendt purchased her winning ticket at Family Fare #776, 5101 Harrison Street in Omaha. The ticket contained one play with the winning numbers 2, 3, 5, 9 and 12 from the May 16 drawing.

Schendt told Lottery officials she has been playing the same numbers for years based on the birthdays of her children and grandchildren. “I’ve been playing as long as Pick 5 has been around,” she said. “It’s very exciting. I’ve won $450 a couple of times but never anything like this.” Schendt plans to pay for some home improvements using her winnings then save the rest for the future.

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 06/02/2016