Barbara Nesbit of Bellevue won $35,000 playing the Lucky Symbols Loteria Scratch game from the Nebraska Lottery.
Nesbit purchased her winning ticket at Family Fare 788 at 1510 Harlan Drive in Bellevue.
When she claimed her prize at the Nebraska Lottery’s Lincoln offices, Nesbit said that when she told her husband he didn’t believe her. Even she had a hard time believing she’d won so much on a $3 Scratch ticket.
“I’m still shocked,” she said. “That’s awesome.”
Nesbit’s daughter is currently a junior at Creighton University, so some of the winnings will help fund her education for senior year. She’s also planning on taking a trip with her husband.
As a $3 Scratch game, Lucky Symbols Loteria offers players a chance to win prizes from $3 to $35,000. The chances of winning $35,000 are one in 200,000, while the odds of winning any prize are one in 3.76.
The mission of the Nebraska Lottery is to generate proceeds for good causes while providing quality entertainment options to Nebraskans. Over $717 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.