Lisa Ensrud purchased the couple’s winning ticket at Git ‘N Split, 506 West 27th Street in Scottsbluff. The ticket contained 10 complete words in the crossword puzzle for a corresponding prize of $50,000.
There are three $50,000 top prizes available in Ultimate Crossword. The Ensruds are the second players to claim a top prize to date.
While claiming their prize on May 25, the couple told Nebraska Lottery officials that they were “shocked” to realize they had won the $50,000 top prize. “We kept counting the words,” said Daniel Ensrud. The Ensruds have no plans for their prize at this time.
Ultimate Crossword is a $5 Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery that offers players the chance to win $1.6 million in cash prizes from $5 to $50,000. The odds of winning the $50,000 top prize are 1 in 160,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.32.