July 23, 2012 – Casey Lien of Beatrice and John Schultheiss of Kearney recently won 2012 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 SuperCrew Flex Fuel trucks in the 17th edition of the Nebraska Lottery’s $2 Truck$ & Buck$ Scratch game.
Lien purchased his winning Truck$ & Buck$ ticket at Git ‘N Split, 301 South 6th Street in Beatrice. Nebraska Lottery officials presented Lien with his prize at an event on July 6 at Git ‘N Split. “I bought four tickets, and the last one I scratched was the winner,” said Lien. “I had to look at it and read it several times because I couldn’t believe it.”
Also winning a Ford F-150 truck was John Schultheiss of Kearney. Schultheiss purchased his winning Truck$ & Buck$ ticket at Foote Convenience Plaza, 1810 East Highway 30 in Kearney. He was presented with his truck prize at an event at Foote Convenience on July 19. “I scratched off the ticket, and I told my wife, ‘I think I won a truck.’ It was very exciting,” said Schultheiss.
There were three Ford F-150 trucks available in the Truck$ & Buck$ Scratch game. Henry Tullo of Alliance claimed the first truck prize on June 6.
The 17th edition of the Nebraska Lottery’s popular Truck$ & Buck$ Scratch game featured the 2012 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 SuperCrew Flex Fuel truck as its top prize. Players had the opportunity to win one of three Ford F-150 trucks as well as $791,247 in cash and Ethanol-enriched fuel prizes. The truck prize was valued at $47,000, which included $1,575 for costs associated with ownership and state and federal withholding paid by the Nebraska Lottery of $2,350 and $11,750, respectively. The odds of winning the top prize in Truck$ & Buck$ were 1 in 240,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize were 1 in 3.40.
Between April 16 and August 14, players who send in $10 worth of non-winning $2 Scratch tickets will be entered for a chance to win a 2012 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 SuperCrew Flex Fuel truck and a tailgate grill package. Three preliminary drawings will be held to select a total of 15 semi-finalists who will compete for cash prizes and the Ford F-150 truck at the Grand Prize drawing event on Sunday, August 26 at the Nebraska State Fair.