Bruning Man Wins $90,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

Larry Sharp

Larry Sharp of Bruning won $90,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Sharp purchased his ticket at Good2Go #15 at 6206 Spur 85C in Bruning. The ticket contained five plays for the July 15 drawing, and matched the winning numbers 05, 08, 26, 34 and 38.

Sharp said he’s been playing the same numbers every day for about six months. There’s no reason for why he plays those numbers, he said, he’s just sticking with them.

He didn’t notice he’d won at first until his sister told him there’d been a winner in Bruning.

“She lives in Oklahoma now,” Sharp said. “She still gets news feed updates from Bruning and texted me that someone had won.”

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 07/20/2021