Weston Man Wins $37,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

Kirk Bartek

Kirk Bartek of Weston won $37,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Bartek purchased his winning ticket from Weston 92 BP at 2345 County Road K in Weston. The winning ticket contained five plays, one of which contained the winning numbers 08, 10, 15, 19 and 29 from the December 27 drawing. Bartek’s win splits the jackpot with another player who bought a ticket with the same numbers in Lincoln.

Bartek said he’s played the same Pick 5 numbers for years. He only made one change after getting married when he started picking 15, which is part of his wife Beverly’s birthdate.

“I was on the computer checking the numbers,” Bartek said. “I had to check twice, three times to make sure I’d actually won.”

Bartek said he’s a regular player of Pick 5, Pick 3 and MyDaY and is planning to keep playing the same numbers.

He’ll be using some of his winnings to do some work around the house.

 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 01/02/2020