Omaha Man Wins $50,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

Gordon Headley

Gordon Headley of Omaha won $50,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Headley purchased his ticket at Family Fare 770 at 5019 Grover St. in Omaha. The ticket contained five plays for the May 17 drawing, and matched the winning numbers 03, 16, 24, 29 and 31.

He’s a daily player and usually he’ll play a mix of birthdays and other important dates, but this time Headley decided to replay a different set of numbers. A Pick 5 ticket he’d bought won $450 on May 15 and so he decided to stick with those numbers.

“I had to look at it about five times to make sure it was right,” he said. “This morning I checked again to make sure it was still the right numbers.”

Headley said he’ll be using some of his winnings to pay off some bills and hopefully help move up his wife’s retirement date by a few weeks.

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, during the month of May, grows by $10,000 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 05/18/2022