Valley Woman Wins $58,000 Playing Pick 5

Susan Shuey

Susan Shuey of Valley won $58,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Shuey purchased her winning ticket from the Hy-Vee Food Store at 3410 N 156th Street in Omaha. The ticket contained one five Quick Pick plays with the winning numbers (01. 19, 29, 34, 38) from the September 17 drawing.

Shuey said she’s a daily player of Pick 5, but this is her first time winning big. She said she was pretty shocked when her husband Russ checked the numbers and told her she’d won.

“It was a complete surprise,” Shuey said. “You always hope for that opportunity.”

She won the jackpot, but Shuey said she’s planning to keep playing Pick 5. The $58,000 she won is going directly in the bank, she said.

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 is not won, are 1 in 501,942 while the overall odds of winning a prize in the game, which has drawings seven nights a week, are 1 in 8.

Published on 09/20/2018