Beatrice Man Wins $58,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

Hank Layman and Bonnie Jannsen

Hank Layman of Beatrice won $58,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery. He’s splitting the prize with Bonnie Jannsen, also of Beatrice, who goes in with him on tickets daily.

Layman purchased his ticket at Mom’s Corner at 566 W Court Street in Beatrice. The ticket contained three plays for the March 12 drawing, one of which matched the winning numbers 10, 18, 21, 34 and 35.

Layman and Jannsen have been lucky before. Jannsen said won $5,000 on MyDaY back in 2008 and Layman won $7,000 on a Scratch ticket way back in 1996.

They said they’ve been going in on tickets together for about a year and were thrilled to see their numbers come up.

Layman said he’s going to pay some bills with his share of the winnings but Jannsen isn’t quite sure what she’s going to do yet, though this may be her last Pick 5 jackpot.

“She’s quitting,” Layman said. “But I’m still going to play.”

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 03/15/2021