September 5, 2012 – Robert Cartwright of Omaha recently won $78,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.
Cartwright purchased his winning Nebraska Pick 5 ticket at Big Red Mini Mart, 13525 Millard Avenue in Omaha. The multi-draw ticket contained one play with all five of the winning numbers (5, 6, 8, 10, 20) from the August 11 drawing for the $78,000 jackpot.
Two hundred and fifty-four Nebraska Lottery players have won the Nebraska Pick 5 jackpot to date.
While claiming his prize on August 13, Cartwright told Nebraska Lottery officials that he learned he had won after visiting the Nebraska Lottery website, nelottery.com. “I checked the site and thought, ‘Wow, those are my numbers,’” said Cartwright. He plans to use his winning for some home remodeling projects.
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.