Bellevue Man Wins $62,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

Larry and Darlene Murry

Larry Murry of Bellevue won $62,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Murry purchased his winning ticket from Family Fare 780 at 2650 N. 90th Street in Omaha. The winning ticket contained one quick pick play on a free ticket from a previous drawing with the winning numbers 04, 11, 20, 23 and 35 from the February 2 drawing.

Murry, who is a daily Pick 5 player, said that he’d been watching the Lakers play the Warriors on TV until about 1:30 a.m. when he decided to check his numbers before bed. He saw that his numbers matched and went to tell his wife Darlene.

“He was so nonchalant about it,” Darlene said. “I was so excited I couldn’t even go to bed, but he fell right to sleep.”

The Murrys said they’re probably going to give their kids a little bit of their winnings and maybe pay off some bills and a car, but they’re not going to be able to retire just yet.

“We’ve still got to go to work,” Murry 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 02/05/2019