Omaha Man Wins $27,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

Lance Landrum Lance Landrum of Omaha won a total of $27,000 playing Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Landrum purchased his winning Nebraska Pick 5 ticket at Big Bear Sinclair, 5608 Ames Avenue in Omaha. The ticket contained one play with the winning numbers 5, 6, 10, 19 and 28 from the June 14 drawing. There were two jackpot winning tickets sold for the $54,000 jackpot, so Landrum’s share of the prize was $27,000.

Landrum claimed his prize July 14. He told Lottery officials that he didn’t know he had a winning ticket until he checked it at a retailer the day before. He was surprised to say the least. “My heart started racing,” he said. “My mind went blank and I wanted to know it was real.”

A father of six, Landrum plans to use the money to help his children with their back-to-school shopping needs and put the remainder into savings.

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 07/29/2016