North Platte Man Claims Seventh Truck$ & Buck$ Truck

Lucas Swarthout

Lucas Swarthout of North Platte is the Seventh winner of a 2023 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 Crew Cab Flex Fuel truck in the 28th edition of the Nebraska Lottery’s $2 Truck$ & Buck$ Scratch game.

Swarthout purchased his winning Truck$ & Buck$ ticket at Kwik Stop #01 at 120 South Jeffers St. in North Platte. He was presented with his new truck at Kwik Stop on Monday, February 12 by Nebraska Lottery officials.

Back in early fall of 2023, Swarthout bought himself a Truck$ & Buck$ ticket, put it in his glove box and then promptly forgot about it. That’s where it stayed until February when he found it by coincidence.

“I was cleaning out my glove box,” Swarthout said. “I was looking for a VIN number on my other vehicle and found the ticket in there unscratched.”

The ticket had been in there for months, he said, and Truck$ & Buck$ isn’t a game he plays very often. He just had an inkling and went for it.

Swarthout said he wasn’t too sure if he’d be keeping the new truck until he found out that the taxes and registration are taken care of by the Nebraska Lottery.

“That just makes it better,” he said. “When you find out there’s no financial strings attached to it.”

The 28th edition of the Nebraska Lottery’s popular $2 Truck$ & Buck$ Scratch game features the 2023 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 $81,000, which includes $1,160 for costs associated with ownership and state and federal withholding paid by the Nebraska Lottery of $4,050 and $19,400, respectively. The odds of winning the top prize in Truck$ & Buck$ are 1 in 336,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.69.

Published on 02/12/2024