Papillion Man Wins $22,000 Playing 2by2

Frank Hembertt

Frank Hembertt of Papillion won $22,000 playing 2by2 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Hembertt purchased his winning ticket from Family Fare 799 at 1240 N Washington St. in Papillion. The ticket contained the winning Red ball numbers (10, 11) and White ball numbers (04, 11) from the August 13 drawing.

Hembertt came into the Nebraska Lottery offices to claim his winnings on August 15 and said it was a quick pick ticket that netted him the jackpot. He’s a daily player on 2by2 but this is the first time he’s won big.

He said he checked the numbers on the computer on Tuesday and after seeing all four of his numbers matched, he had to tell his wife, Ellen.

“I sent her a text saying, “Oh my God, I just won the 2by2,’” Hembertt said. “It feels great!”

Hembertt said he was in complete disbelief at his win, but that it was very exciting. The Hembertts are planning on using some of the money on home improvements, but they’ll be spending some of the $22,000 on their six grandkids.

“They’ll get spoiled a little,” Ellen said.

The odds of winning the 2by2 top prize are 1 in 105,625. The overall odds of winning any prize in 2by2, which is also offered in Kansas and North Dakota, are 1 in 3.59. 

Published on 08/15/2018