A man from Luck, a small town in Wisconsin, just won a huge state lottery prize: $15.1 million, Wisconsin Lottery officials said announced this week.
Mark Cunningham played the Wisconsin-only Megabucks lottery game at a local grocery store on January 4th. He claimed his prize Monday at the Wisconsin Lottery office in Madison, lottery officials said in a news release Wednesday.
“Dreams really do come true,” Cunningham said, according to a news release, adding that he won an additional $2 on another ticket in the same drawing.
One Megabucks ticket costs $1. The $15.1 million prize is the biggest Megabucks jackpot since a $22.2 million jackpot in 2015. The Jan. 4 drawing revealed 14,162 winners who won at least $2, lottery officials said.
Paul Wondra, manager of Wayne’s Food Plus, where Cunningham purchased his winning tickets, said in a news release that his store has since received many phone calls.
“The Lottery people told me that now you’re going to be this Mecca,” Wondra said. “You sold the big ticket. You’re going to be the place to go. So far so fair.”
Wayne’s Food Plus received $100,000 for selling the winning ticket, lottery officials said. The odds of winning the Megabucks jackpot are 1 in 6,991,908 and the odds of winning $2 are 1 in 29.
According to the data, Lac covers an area of about two square miles with a population of about 1,191 people Census reporter.
Meanwhile, tickets are being sold across the countryFriday. The prize is a whopping $1.35 billion, the second largest prize in the history of the game.
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