May 27, 2013 – “It looks like I’ll be writing some checks with lots of zeros,” said Wisconsin Lottery director Mike Edmonds.
That’s because four $1 million prizes have been won in Wisconsin in only three Powerball drawings!
The first two winners in Wisconsin’s streak were sold in Antigo and Milwaukee for the May 18 drawing. That drawing was for the record $590.5 million jackpot, which the Florida winner has yet to claim.
The third winning ticket was sold in Fremont, WI. for the May 22 drawing, and the fourth $1 million prize was won this past Saturday by a lucky player in Reedsburg.
Only the Milwaukee winner, Jason Peck, has claimed his $1 million prize. Upon receiving his ceremonial check at a press conference, Peck proposed to his girlfriend.
The couple has no plans for the money yet, but said they’ll probably set some aside as a college fund for their daughter.
Three tickets from Florida, Louisiana, and Delaware split Saturday’s Powerball jackpot, an estimated $50 million.