Grand Island Man Claims Third Truck$ & Buck$ Truck

Michael Tomlinson

Michael Tomlinson of Grand Island is the third winner of a silver 2020 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 SuperCrew Flex Fuel truck in the 25th edition of the Nebraska Lottery’s $2 Truck$ & Buck$ Scratch game.

Tomlinson purchased his winning Truck$ & Buck$ ticket at Pump & Pantry #15 at 2028 East Highway 30 in Grand Island. When he scratched off his ticket, Tomlinson matched three symbols in game seven and won the truck.

Nebraska Lottery officials presented Tomlinson with his prize on Wednesday, March 18 at Pump & Pantry.

Tomlinson said he doesn’t usually play Scratch, but he stopped at Pump & Pantry on his way home from work. He had $20, so he asked the clerk to give him $20 in Truck$ & Buck$ tickets, one of which won him the truck.

“My old car is a 2006, so I just upgraded,” he said.

The 25th edition of the Nebraska Lottery’s popular $2 Truck$ & Buck$ Scratch game features the 2020 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 SuperCrew Flex Fuel truck as its top prize. Players have the opportunity to win one of seven Ford F-150 trucks as well as cash and Ethanol-enriched fuel prizes. The truck prize is valued at $54,800, which includes $1,246 for costs associated with ownership and state and federal withholding paid by the Nebraska Lottery of $2,740 and $13,152, respectively. The odds of winning the top prize in Truck$ & Buck$ are 1 in 300,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.65.

Published on 03/18/2020