Delbert Coomes of Bellevue won $98,000 playing Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.
Coomes purchased the winning ticket from Select Mart, 4741 Giles Road, in Bellevue. The ticket had three plays, but only one had the winning number of 1, 8, 20, 26, and 27 from the April 30 drawing for the $98,000 jackpot.
While claiming his prize, Coomes told Lottery officials that he heard the winning Pick 5 numbers while getting ready in the morning. “I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “I was stunned, I thought I might have hit four numbers.”
With the money, Coomes plans to take care of a few home improvement projects.
Nebraska Pick 5 is a 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 3,402, while the overall odds of winning a prize in the game, which has drawing seven nights a week, are 1 in 8.