First Mega Millions Jackpot Win for Wisconsin
A lucky Wisconsin Lottery player has $119 million reasons to smile this morning after the the Badger State had its historic first Mega Millions jackpot win last night. The winner can enjoy the full amount as an annuity or take the $94.6 million cash lump sum.
The ticket was purchased at Kwik Trip on Spring St. in Mount Pleasant, and hit all six winning numbers in the Tuesday, September 15 draw: white balls 25, 28, 38, 59, and 62, plus the gold Mega Ball 22.
“We are so excited to celebrate our first Mega Millions jackpot winner in the state of Wisconsin,” said Wisconsin Lottery Director Cindy Polzin. “We very much look forward to meeting the winning ticket-holder. Also, a big congratulations to Kwik Trip for selling this lucky ticket!”
The winner should sign the back of the ticket and keep it in a safe location. The prize claim deadline is 180 days after the draw date and the winner will need to make an appointment to visit the Lottery's Madison office in person. The office can be reached at (608) 261-4916.
Another big winner last night was a $1 million ticket in Georgia that matched the five main numbers to score the game's second-level prize.
Thirteen was a lucky number last night - that's how many tickets hit the $10,000 third prize for matching four of the five white balls. Two of the tickets had their win multiplied to $40,000 because the Megaplier option was added. Megaplier can be added to tickets for a further cost of $1 and increases non-jackpot wins according to the Megaplier number drawn - Tuesday's was 4X.
There were 471,063 prizes won in total on Tuesday. Are you a winner? Check your Mega Millions numbers now and find out if you're due a payout.
A Summer of Mega Millions Firsts
This summer has produced three historic Mega Millions wins. Arizona got its own first jackpot when a husband and wife from Glendale won $414 million on June 9, the 11th-largest prize in the game's history. Then on August 28, a ticket in the US Virgin Islands hit a $3 million prize, the biggest ever won there.
Tuesday's win is the fifth time the jackpot has gone off this year. It's been growing since July 31, when a ticket purchased in Mira Loma, California scored the $22 million top prize. That winner has not come forward yet to claim.
In this roll, there have been 10 wins valued at $1 million and above, and a total of more than 5.2 million prizes won on all tiers.
New Jersey has sold two jackpot-winning tickets in 2020: $202 million won on February 11 and $123 million won on July 24. Both of those prizes are still unclaimed.
This Week's Jackpots
The Mega Millions top prize has reset to its starting value of $20 million ($15.9 million cash option) for the next drawing on Friday, September 18.
The next chance to score an incredible win is tonight, Wednesday, September 16, with the Powerball draw offering a $94 million grand prize ($75.1 million cash value).
You can pick up tickets for both draws now.
Published: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Updated: Wednesday, September 23, 2020