Lucky in Omaha: Tobacco Outlet sells $260,000 Nebraska Pick 5 winning ticket

Pick 5 players from Omaha; listen up!

Lucky in Omaha: Tobacco Outlet sells $260,000 Nebraska Pick 5 winning ticket
Tobacco Outlet, located at 7649 Cass Street in Omaha, where the Pick 5 jackpot-winning ticket was sold. Photograph credit to Google Maps.

Anyone out there in Omaha, Nebraska, should be checking their Nebraska Pick 5 tickets because a jackpot-winning ticket has been sold!

The jackpot-winning ticket

The Nebraska Lottery confirmed that one lucky ticket matched all five winning numbers for the Nebraska Pick 5 drawing on Wednesday, May 15. For matching all five numbers, the lucky ticket holder wins the $260,000 jackpot. The winning numbers for that draw were 3, 17, 23, 26, and 33.

The winning ticket was purchased at Tobacco Outlet, located at 7649 Cass Street in Omaha. The Nebraska Lottery is encouraging players to check their tickets to see if they have that jackpot-winning ticket.

Claiming the ticket

If you happen to be holding this jackpot-winning ticket (or a winning ticket of any prize amount), then you have 180 days after the drawing to claim it before it expires. Prizes of $20,000 or more must be claimed in person at the Nebraska Lottery Headquarters in Lincoln.

Additional information about claiming prizes can be found on our Nebraska Lottery page, including a downloadable claim form.

Nebraska Pick 5 - how does it work?

Nebraska Pick 5 is a draw game available only in Nebraska. All the proceeds from Nebraska Pick 5 stay in the state, and all the winning tickets are sold in Nebraska at licensed Nebraska Lottery retailers.

Nebraska Pick 5 is a daily draw game, and the results go live by 10:00 p.m. CT. To play, you need to pick five numbers from 1 to 40. If you want the computer to generate the numbers for you, ask the retailer for a Quick Pick option. Players can add up to 84 consecutive draws for the selected numbers, with each ticket costing $1. Ticket sales for Nebraska Pick 5 are closed from 3:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. and from 9:00 p.m. to 9:03 p.m. Otherwise, they are available to purchase at any other time.

For the Nebraska Pick 5 game, the jackpot starts at $50,000 and increases by $10,000 until it's won. If there happens to be multiple jackpot winners in one draw, they will evenly split the jackpot between the winning tickets.

There are four prize categories for Nebraska Pick 5, ranging from a free Quick Pick ticket for matching two numbers up to the jackpot for matching all five numbers. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 658,008. The overall odds of winning any prize in the game are 1 in 9.2.

Nebraska Lottery mission

When establishing the Nebraska Lottery, they set out their mission to generate proceeds for good causes, all while providing quality entertainment options to Nebraskans. Since the Lottery began in 1993, they have raised over $978 million for the Nebraska Lottery's beneficiary funds. With those funds, all 93 counties in the state have benefited from projects funded with these Nebraska Lottery proceeds.

Enjoy playing the Nebraska Lottery, and please remember to play responsibly.


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