Lincoln, NE –Matt Mildenstein of Aurora is the sixth winner of a 2022 Ford F-150 XLT 4×4 Crew Cab Flex Fuel truck in the 27th edition of the Nebraska Lottery’s $2 Truck$ & Buck$ Scratch game.
Mildenstein purchased his winning Truck$ & Buck$ ticket at Pump & Pantry #07 at 1304 Q St. in Aurora.
Nebraska Lottery officials presented Mildenstein with his truck on Friday, August 5 at Pump & Pantry.
Mildenstein said he’d been shopping for a truck to replace his current ride for quite some time. He was looking for a used truck, but those prices were a little high, but his Truck$ & Buck$ win came at just the right time, he said.
“The newest truck I ever got had 75,000 miles on it,” he said, having just stepped out of his newly won vehicle. “This one’s only got 24 on it.”
Mildenstein said he purchased 20 Truck$ & Buck$ tickets at one time. The first one he scratched off was the truck winner, so he handed out the rest of them to people at work.
The new truck will be an upgrade from his old one, he said, but it’s definitely a familiar vehicle. His current pickup is also a Ford F-150 and there’s some family history there too.
“We’re a Ford family,” he said. “My dad drives Fords, my brother, my sister, my brother-in-law, my wife and me, we all drive Fords. This is a huge blessing.”
The 27th edition of the Nebraska Lottery’s popular $2 Truck$ & Buck$ Scratch game features the 2022 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 $58,900, which includes $1,162 for costs associated with ownership and state and federal withholding paid by the Nebraska Lottery of $2,945 and $14,136, respectively. The odds of winning the top prize in Truck$ & Buck$ are 1 in 336,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.69.
The mission of the Nebraska Lottery is to generate proceeds for good causes while providing quality entertainment options to Nebraskans. Over $880 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.
Source: Nebraska Regional News