Omaha Woman Wins $128,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

Stacey Elmborg

Stacey Elmborg of Omaha won $128,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Elmborg purchased her winning ticket at Baker’s #320 at 17370 Lakeside Hills Plaza in Omaha. The winning ticket contained one play with the winning numbers 09, 14, 17, 19 and 22 from the August 8 drawing.

Elmborg said she tries to play her numbers every night but came very close to not getting a ticket for Saturday’s drawing. The person who usually works at the customer service desk at Baker’s was helping out with bagging groceries and almost didn’t get back to the terminal before the game closed for the night.

The numbers on Elmborg’s winning ticket were based on the birthdates of family members, including her son.

She’s planning on using her winnings to find a new place to live for her and her son.

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 08/11/2020