Omaha Woman Wins $150,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

Joanne Manzer

Joanne Manzer of Omaha won $150,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Manzer purchased her ticket at Hy-Vee Food Store #01 at 5150 Center Street in Omaha. The ticket contained one winning play for the May 18 drawing, and matched the winning numbers 09, 11, 17, 19 and 20.

Manzer claimed her prize on Wednesday, May 19 and said she plays Pick 5 regularly, but this is the most she’s ever won. Before this, her biggest win was about $350, she said.

She checked her numbers on Tuesday night on the Nebraska Lottery’s mobile app, as she always does, and realized she’d won.

“It was a surprise,” Manzer said, “I ran upstairs to tell my husband and sons.”

Manzer said she’ll be using some of her winnings to pay off a few bills and she has a few plans for a little more of it.

“I know who sold it to me,” she said. “I’ll spread the wealth.”

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 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.

During the month of May, the Nebraka Pick 5 jackpot will increase by $10,000 each time it is not won because of the Nebraska Pick 5 Jackpot Promotion See for details.

Published on 05/19/2021