Battle Creek Man Wins $82,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

Shane Finkral

Shane Finkral of Battle Creek won $82,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Finkral bought his winning ticket from Casey’s General Store at 2640 West Norfolk Ave. in Norfolk. The ticket contained one play with the winning numbers (06, 14, 17, 20, 35) from the May 24 drawing.

Finkral said that he was shocked and in disbelief after checking his winning numbers at a local Hy-Vee Food Store following the May 24 drawing.

Finkral said he’ll be investing some of his $82,000 winnings and using the rest to help his kids pay for college.

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 each drawing that is not won—are one in 501,942 and the overall odds of winning a prize in the game are one in eight. Nebraska Pick 5 has drawings seven nights a week.

Published on 06/08/2018