Norfolk Woman Wins $71,800 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

Elizabeth Synovec Elizabeth Synovec of Norfolk won a total of $71,800 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Synovec purchased her winning ticket at Merchant’s C-Store, 400 East Norfolk Avenue in Norfolk. The five-play ticket contained one play with the winning numbers 09, 11, 22, 28, and 30 from the August 29 drawing for the $70,000 jackpot.

The remaining four plays on the ticket matched four of the five winning numbers for $450 each, making Synovec’s total prize $71,800. Synovec told Nebraska Lottery officials that she plans to pay bills and purchase a vehicle 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 odd of winning $450 playing Nebraska Pick 5 are 1 in 3,042, while the overall odds of winning a prize in the game, which has drawings six nights a week, are 1 in 8.

Published on 09/09/2016