Blair Man Wins $62,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

Mike Kantor

Mike Kantor won $62,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Kantor purchased his winning ticket from Taylor Quik-Pik at 1807 Washington Street in Blair. The ticket contained one play with the winning numbers 01, 05, 07, 14 and 32 from the December 5 drawing.

While claiming his prize at the Nebraska Lottery offices on December 10, Kantor said he’s a regular player of all the Lotto games, but this is the most he’s ever won before.

“I had to check it three times,” Kantor said. “I was shocked.”

Kantor said he’s planning on paying off some bills with his winnings. He’s won big, but he’s still planning on playing the Nebraska Lottery’s Lotto games.

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 12/10/2018