Kimball Man Wins $280,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

Brian Pearson

Brian Pearson of Kimball won $280,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Pearson bought his winning ticket at Vince’s Corner at 100 E 3rd Street in Kimball. The ticket matched the winning numbers 04, 07, 11, 13 and 29 from the March 28 drawing.

When Pearson claimed his prize at the Nebraska Lottery’s Lincoln offices, he said he’d heard through word of mouth that there had been a big winner in Kimball. When he checked his ticket and saw he’d won, he was in shock.

Pearson said he chose his numbers in honor of his wife who died a few years ago. He played her birth date as well as the date when she died.

“She’s my guardian angel,” he said.

Pearson said he won once before when a Scratch ticket from the Colorado Lottery won him $25,000.

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 04/01/2020