Omaha Man Wins $112,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

Nicholas Wiese

Nicholas Wiese of Omaha won $112,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Wiese purchased his ticket at Hy-Vee Food Store #04 at 10808 Fort Street in Omaha. The ticket contained one play for the December 9 drawing, and matched the winning numbers 12, 19, 27, 33 and 38.

For the past 10 years or so, Wiese has been playing the same numbers every day.

“It’s been a while,” he said. “I don’t even know why I picked them.”

Wiese discovered he’d hit the jackpot the morning after the drawing and said he kept his winning ticket where he keeps all his tickets, right by the couch.

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 12/16/2021