Astonished lotto fan Benjamin Kellogg has told how he has picked up a state-of-the-art USD 81,000 truck after his old motor was trashed in a crash.
Overjoyed Ben, from the city of Lincoln, Nebraska state, USA, had been playing the state’s special Truck$ & Buck$ game for a month before he struck it lucky.
Finally, one of his USD 2 [GBP 1.6] tickets bought at Ken’s Kegs store won him a Ford F-150 XLT 4×4 Crew Cab Flex Fuel truck.
He claimed he was buying scratchcards in different places and cashing them in, just to get another shot at the Ford F-150 XLT 4×4 Crew Cab Flex Fuel truck.
Ben said in a statement obtained by Newsflash from Nebraska Lottery after collecting the truck on 20th October: “I actually don’t have a car currently.
“I got in a car accident, so winning this is very exciting.”
Nebraska Lottery representatives said: “The 28th edition of the Nebraska Lottery’s popular USD 2 [GBP 1.6] Truck$ & Buck$ Scratch game features the 2023 Ford F-150 XLT 4×4 SuperCrew Flex Fuel truck as its top prize.
“Players have the opportunity to win one of eight Ford F-150 trucks as well as cash and Ethanol-enriched fuel prizes.
“The truck prize is valued at USD 81,000 [GBP 66,696], which includes USD 1,160 [GBP 955] for costs associated with ownership and state and federal withholding paid by the Nebraska Lottery of USD 4,050 [GBP 3,334] and USD 19,400 [GBP 15,974], respectively.
“The odds of winning the top prize in Truck$ & Buck$ are 1 in 336,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.69.”