Michael Tomlinson

Michael Tomlinson of Grand Island won the third Ford F-150 truck prize in the 2020 edition of the Nebraska Lottery's $2 Truck$ & Buck$ Scratch game. He was presented with his new truck at an event at Pump & Pantry, 2028 East Hwy 30 in Grand Island on March 18, 2020.

Michael Tomlinson of Grand Island is the third winner of a silver 2020 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 SuperCrew Flex Fuel truck in the 25th edition of the Nebraska Lottery’s $2 Truck$ & Buck$ Scratch game.

Tomlinson purchased his winning Truck$ & Buck$ ticket at Pump & Pantry #15, 2028 E. Highway 30, in Grand Island. When he scratched off his ticket, Tomlinson matched three symbols in game seven and won the truck.

Nebraska Lottery officials presented Tomlinson with his prize on Wednesday at Pump & Pantry.

Tomlinson said he doesn’t usually play Scratch, but he stopped at Pump & Pantry on his way home from work. He had $20, so he asked the clerk to give him $20 in Truck$ & Buck$ tickets, one of which won him the truck.

“My old car is a 2006, so I just upgraded,” he said.

The 25th edition of the Nebraska Lottery’s popular $2 Truck$ & Buck$ Scratch game features the 2020 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 SuperCrew Flex Fuel truck as its top prize. Players have the opportunity to win one of seven Ford F-150 trucks as well as cash and ethanol-enriched fuel prizes. The truck prize is valued at $54,600, which includes $1,214 for costs associated with ownership and state and federal withholding paid by the Nebraska Lottery of $2,730 and $13,104, respectively.

The odds of winning the top prize in Truck$ & Buck$ are 1 in 300,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.65.

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