Omaha Man Wins $86,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

David Schram

David L. Schram of Omaha won $86,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Schram purchased his winning ticket from QuikTrip #599 at 13007 Q Street in Omaha. The winning ticket contained one quick pick play with the winning numbers 03, 05, 27, 28 and 32 from the January 6 drawing.

When he claimed his prize at the Nebraska Lottery’s Lincoln offices on January 7, Schram said he’s played Pick 5 for years and it finally paid off.

“It’s a little kick in the pants,” he said.

Schram said he and his wife Shelley will be using the money to pay off some bills and maybe buy a new bedroom set.

Shelley said it took a little bit of time for the win to sink in and seem real.

“This is a blessing,” she said. “That’s what this is for us.”

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 01/07/2020