Ballan purchased his winning Nebraska Pick 5 ticket at Hy-Vee, 9707 Q Street in Omaha. The five-play quick pick ticket contained one play with all five of the winning numbers (6, 22, 23, 29, 32) from the July 11 drawing for the $86,000 jackpot.
Two hundred and fifty-one Nebraska Lottery players have won the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot to date.
While claiming his prize on July 17, Ballan told Nebraska Lottery officials that he was “excited” to win $86,000. He plans to pay bills using his winnings.
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 it is not won, are 1 in 501,942. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game, which has drawings six nights a week, are 1 in 8.