Lincoln Man Claims First Truck$ & Buck$ Truck

Richard Fortner

Richard Fortner of Lincoln is the first winner of a 2022 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 Crew Cab Flex Fuel truck in the 27th edition of the Nebraska Lottery’s $2 Truck$ & Buck$ Scratch game.

Fortner purchased his winning Truck$ & Buck$ ticket at Super C #9 at 317 S Hwy 77 in Ceresco.

Nebraska Lottery officials presented Fortner with his truck on Friday, March 4 at Super C.

It was a thirst for something fizzy that let Fortner to buying his winning ticket, he said.

“My wife loves fountain soda,” he said. “So the other day we had nothing to do so she says to run up to Ceresco and buy her a pop and get a couple of Scratch tickets, so I do that.”

His wife, Kathleen Fortner, described herself as a big fan of pop.

“I am the refill queen,” she said.

Fortner brought Kathleen her drink and sat down to scratch his tickets while she talked on the phone. He scratched off three pig symbols in a row and revealed the truck prize.

He wasn’t sure he was reading it correctly, but he told his wife he thought he might have won a truck. She hung up immediately and they called the Lottery to confirm.

As far as driving his new truck, Fortner’s not entirely sure what he’ll do. He’s already got a pickup, so he might have plans for the truck he won.

“I don’t know exactly,” he said. “I had a thought that I may give it to my grandson. But then again, I may not.”

The 27th edition of the Nebraska Lottery’s popular $2 Truck$ & Buck$ Scratch game features the 2022 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 SuperCrew Flex Fuel truck as its top prize. Players have the opportunity to win one of eight Ford F-150 trucks as well as cash and Ethanol-enriched fuel prizes. The truck prize is valued at $58,900, which includes $1,162 for costs associated with ownership and state and federal withholding paid by the Nebraska Lottery of $2,945 and $14,136, respectively. The odds of winning the top prize in Truck$ & Buck$ are 1 in 336,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.69.

Published on 03/04/2022