Jul 20, 2021 9:15 PM

Bruning man wins $90K with Nebraska Pick 5

Posted Jul 20, 2021 9:15 PM

News Release Nebraska Lottery

LINCOLN, Neb.-Larry Sharp of Bruning won $90,000 playing Nebraska Pick 5 from the Nebraska Lottery.

Sharp purchased his ticket at Good2Go #15 at 6206 Spur 85C in Bruning. The ticket contained five plays for the July 15 drawing, one of which matched the winning numbers 05, 08, 26, 34 and 38.

Sharp said he’s been playing the same numbers every day for about six months. There’s no reason for why he plays those numbers, he said, he’s just sticking with them.

He didn’t notice he’d won at first until his sister told him there’d been a winner in Bruning.

“She lives in Oklahoma now,” Sharp said. “She still gets news feed updates from Bruning and texted me that someone had won.”

Sharp said he’ll be using his winnings to buy himself a new pickup truck.

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 is not won, are 1 in 501,942 while the overall odds of winning a prize in the game, which has drawings seven nights a week, are 1 in 8.

The mission of the Nebraska Lottery is to generate proceeds for good causes while providing quality entertainment options to Nebraskans. Over $831 million has been raised for the Nebraska Lottery’s beneficiary funds since the Lottery began in 1993. All 93 counties in Nebraska have benefited from projects funded with these Nebraska Lottery proceeds.