Omaha Man Wins $160,000 Playing Nebraska Pick 5

James and Kim Edwards

James Edwards of Omaha won $160,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Edwards purchased his ticket at Family Fare 784 at 14444 W Center Rd. in Omaha. The ticket contained a single quick pick play for the September 22 drawing and matched the winning numbers 13, 14, 21, 26, 35.

Edwards and his family had been camping when the numbers were drawn and didn’t find out until a few days later. When he did find out, Edwards said his boss told him to go right to Lincoln.

“He said, ‘You go do what you’ve got to do.’”

Since discovering he’d won, Edwards said he’s been shaking like a leaf. His hands were so jittery he almost had a little trouble signing the form to claim his prize.

He’s a daily player, something his wife Kim hasn’t always approved of, but she said sh thinks it’s paid off now.

“I’ve been doing this most of my life, and I’m not gonna stop now,” Edwards said. “You can’t win if you don’t play.”

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 09/30/2022