Lincoln, NE – May 30, 2019 – Charles Kalkowski of Lynch won $22,000 playing 2by2 from the Nebraska Lottery.
Kalkowski purchased his winning ticket from Lynch Hometown Market at 416 West Hoffman Street in Lynch. The ticket contained the winning Red ball numbers (05, 14) and White ball numbers (15, 26) from the March 23 drawing on a free ticket.
When Kalkowski claimed his prize on May 29, he said he’d been checking his numbers on a Sunday morning when he discovered he won.
“I threw my hands straight in the air,” he said. “I got it! I knew I had the jackpot!”
The win came at a good time for Kalkowsi, he said, because a couple of months ago his house was under about five feet of water after the Ponca Creek flooded.
There’s a lot of work to be done on the house, he said, but after he fixes what needs to be done around the house, Kalkowski is planning on donating some of the money to a nearby church that was also hit hard by the flooding.
“I’m going to be very happy to be able to do that,” he said.
The odds of winning the 2by2 top prize are 1 in 105,625. The overall odds of winning any prize in 2by2, which is also offered in Kansas and North Dakota, are 1 in 3.59.
The mission of the Nebraska Lottery is to generate proceeds for good causes while providing quality entertainment options to Nebraskans. Over $729 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.