Iowa Woman Claims Third Truck$ & Buck$ Truck

Jamie Ferguson

Jamie Ferguson of Pocahontas, Iowa is the third winner of a 2023 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 Crew Cab Flex Fuel truck in the 28th edition of the Nebraska Lottery’s $2 Truck$ & Buck$ Scratch game.

Ferguson purchased her winning Truck$ & Buck$ ticket at Smoker Friendly #016 at 1325 2nd St. in Kearney.

Her job takes her all around Nebraska and Ferguson was back at her hotel getting ready to order some dinner from a food delivery app when she suddenly remembered the five Truck$ & Buck$ Scratch tickets she’d bought a little earlier and started scratching.

“After that I couldn’t eat because I was too nervous,” she said. “I couldn’t sleep all night long, I just kept getting up to make sure it was still there.”

For the few nights she had to hang onto the ticket until coming to Lincoln to claim her truck, Ferguson said she was constantly checking her home safe to make sure it was in there. On Wednesday morning, the day she was claiming her pickup, she set three alarms on her phone to make sure she didn’t forget to take the winning ticket out of the safe.

“I checked my purse like four times on the way down here,” she said. “It feels good to finally have the truck.”

The 28th edition of the Nebraska Lottery’s popular $2 Truck$ & Buck$ Scratch game features the 2023 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 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 $81,000, which includes $1,160 for costs associated with ownership and state and federal withholding paid by the Nebraska Lottery of $4,050 and $19,400, respectively. The odds of winning the top prize in Truck$ & Buck$ are 1 in 336,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.69.

Published on 09/28/2023