Gregory Rosholm of Arlington won a total of $140,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.
Rosholm purchased his winning ticket at Casey’s General Store, 725 W Elkhorn in Arlington. The five-play ticket contained one play with the winning numbers 6, 10, 22, 26, and 28 from the December 28 drawing for the $140,000 jackpot.
Rosholm told lottery officials that he purchased the ticket the evening of December 28 and had not checked the numbers until the following morning when his wife had asked if he had seen the winning ticket was purchased in Arlington. He checked the numbers.
“We got it,” he said. “That’s not something that happens every day.”
Rosholm plans to share the money with his brother and pay bills.
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 odds 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 seven nights a week, are 1 in 8.