Grand Island Man Claims Sixth Truck$ & Buck$ Truck


Richard Loften of Grand Island is the sixth winner of a 2017 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 SuperCrew Flex Fuel truck in the 22nd edition of the Nebraska Lottery’s $2 Truck$ & Buck$ Scratch game.

Loften purchased his winning ticket from Ampride, 3210 West Potash in Grand Island.

Nebraska Lottery officials presented Loften with his prize Wednesday, July 19 at Ampride. Loften said that he regularly purchases his tickets at Ampride, but didn’t expect to win a new truck. His winning Truck$ & Buck$ ticket contained matching numbers in Game 3 to win the truck prize. “I scratched off the ticket and there were two nines, so I thought I’d at least won a few bucks,” said Loften. “Then I saw the prize was a truck. It was astounding.”

As for his plans for the new vehicle, Loften said he plans to take it on a trip to Minnesota this August.

This is the second Truck$ & Buck$ truck-winning ticket sold at Ampride in recent years. In March 2014, Andrea Fuehrer of Grand Island won a Chevrolet® Silverado™ on a Truck$ & Buck$ ticket she purchased at Ampride.

The 22nd edition of the Nebraska Lottery’s popular $2 Truck$ & Buck$ Scratch game features the 2017 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 SuperCrew Flex Fuel truck as its top prize. Players have the opportunity to win one of seven Ford F-150 trucks as well as $1.6 million in cash and Ethanol-enriched fuel prizes. The truck prize is valued at $53,500, which includes $1,289 for costs associated with ownership and state and federal withholding paid by the Nebraska Lottery of $2,675 and $13,375, respectively. The odds of winning the top prize in Truck$ & Buck$ are 1 in 300,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.17.

Published on 07/20/2017