$15.1 million Megabucks ticket sold in Luck, Wisconsin
There is a lucky winner in Wisconsin. A $15.1 million Megabucks jackpot-winning ticket for the Wednesday, January 4 drawing was sold at Wayne’s Food Plus on Butternut Ave. Lottery officials say it is the largest winning ticket ever sold by the Lottery retailer and the biggest Megabucks jackpot won since a $22.2 million jackpot in 2015.
“Congratulations to Wayne’s Food Plus for selling the winning ticket,” Wisconsin Lottery Director Cindy Polzin said in a release. “What a great way to start 2023. We can’t wait to meet the lucky winner.”
Store Manager, Paul Wondra said, “We could not be happier for the winner. They truly got lucky in Luck.” The retailer will receive $100,000 for selling the ticket.
The odds of winning the Megabucks jackpot are 1 in 6,991,908. The winning numbers were 4-6-12-17-27-28.
The Wisconsin-only lotto game has drawings on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tickets are two plays for $1. According to the Wisconsin Lottery, Megabucks is one of the longest-running lotto games in the state. It is a different game from the multi-state Mega Millions which has an estimated jackpot of $940 million for the Friday drawing.