Omaha woman buys $128k winning lottery ticket

  • Stacey Elmborg almost missed out on a $128,000 Nebraska Lottery payday.Elmborg, of Omaha, told lottery officials that she plays the Nebraska Pick 5 game almost every night, using the birthdates of five family members: 9, 14, 17, 19 and 22.Get more news about 棋牌包网,you can vist

    Before the Aug. 8 drawing, she was at the Baker’s supermarket at Lakeside Hills Plaza. She visited the customer service counter shortly before the 9 p.m. deadline to purchase tickets — but no one was there.The clerk, who was helping bag groceries, hurried back. Elmborg bought her ticket just under the wire.

    Elmborg said she plans to use her winnings to find a new place to live for herself and her son — whose birthday was one of the five she played on her Pick 5 ticket.Elmborg wasn’t the only recent Pick 5 winner. Martin Denson of Kearney won $78,000 playing a quick-pick ticket in the July 29 drawing.

    He told lottery officials that he had trouble believing it when his numbers — 13, 16, 29, 32 and 37 — matched the winners that night, beating odds of 1 in 501,942.

    “I was pretty excited,” he said. “I had to check like 10 times.”Denson said he’s planning on paying some bills and maybe putting a down payment on a new car.Two other big winners were sold in Nebraska for drawings last weekend, but the jackpots as yet remain unclaimed.

    A $50,000 winning ticket for the Aug. 8 Powerball drawing was sold at the Riverside convenience store in Norfolk.

    And a $50,000 Nebraska Pick 5 ticket was sold for the Aug. 9 drawing at the Cornhusker Quick Stop on South 25th Street in Bellevue. The winning numbers were: 5, 9, 14, 22 and 36.