There were more than 8,500 Nebraska Lottery winners in the Tuesday, February 5 drawings. Among these winners was Dragoo, who purchased his winning ticket at Super C, 3202 South 10th Street in Linocln. The three-play ticket contained one quick pick play with the winning numbers (16, 26, 30, 33, 37) from the February 5 drawing for the $98,000 jackpot.
Two hundred and sixty-eight Nebraska Lottery players have won the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot to date.
Dragoo wasted no time claiming his prize, arriving at Nebraska Lottery headquarters the day after the drawing. He told Nebraska Lottery officials that he learned he had won after returning to Super C to check his ticket. “I stop at Super C every day,” said Dragoo. “When I came in the next day to check my tickets, the clerk scanned them and said I’d won the jackpot.” He plans to share his winnings with his family.
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.