Lincoln Man Wins $50,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

Archie Mickles

Archie Mickles of Lincoln won $50,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Mickles purchased his winning ticket at Casey’s General Store #2972  at 1445 South 17th Street in Lincoln. Mickle’s quick pick ticket matched the winning numbers 11, 13, 20, 25 and 37 from the April 14 drawing.

Mickles said he used to play Powerball and Mega Millions and never won much more than about $4. He’s been playing Pick 5 for about a year now, and his $50,000 win fell on his 69th birthday

He’s planning to save as much of his winnings as he can and invest it and he’s planning to pay some bills. Mickles is also looking to move to a new home, so he thinks the win will help with that.

“I’m not going to go crazy,” he 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 04/16/2020