Omaha Woman Wins $66,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

Teri and James Faircloth

Teri Faircloth of Omaha won $66,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Faircloth purchased her ticket at the Hy-Vee Drug Store at 8404 N 30th Street in Omaha. The ticket contained two quick pick plays for the April 5 drawing, one of which matched the winning numbers 10, 12, 16, 18 and 36.

Faircloth and her husband James claimed their prize on Wednesday, April 7, which is also the same day as their anniversary.

It’s usually her husband who buys Pick 5 tickets, Faircloth said, but she’ll buy a couple every once in a while.

James went into the store to have a clerk scan the tickets for them. The clerk’s eyes got really big, he said, before she quietly told him, “You won.”

The Faircloths are planning to refurbish their home, including putting in a new air conditioner and heater. They were planning to refinance, but they said they won’t have to do that now.

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 04/07/2021