Grand Island Woman Wins $106,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

Janee Weber

Janee Weber of Grand Island won $106,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Weber purchased her winning ticket from Casey’s General Store #2606 at 108 W 8th Street in Wood River. The quick pick ticket contained a play with the winning numbers 05, 14, 18, 26 and 34 from the October 2 drawing.

This isn’t Weber’s first Pick 5 jackpot. In fact, it isn’t even her biggest jackpot. Back in March of 2013, Weber hit the Pick 5 jackpot for $174,000.

Weber said she plays Pick 5 every day and checks the Nebraska Lottery players hotline every morning.

While traveling out of town, Weber picked up a ticket for Tuesday’s drawing at the Casey’s in Wood River. It wasn’t until a coworker saw a story in the newspaper and asked Weber if she’d won that she realized it might be her.

Weber said she’ll be using her winnings to remodel her home and to buy a new vehicle.

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 10/05/2018