Lucky Man From Luck, Wisconsin, Wins $15.1 Million Lottery Prize

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By Wire Service
January 22, 2023USshare
Lucky Man From Luck, Wisconsin, Wins $15.1 Million Lottery Prize
A person holds a lottery ticket with complete row of numbers and dollar bills on the lottery blank sheets background in a file photo. (Mehaniq/Shutterstock)

The tiny town of Luck, Wisconsin, is living up to its name, at least for one lucky lottery winner.

Mark Cunningham, a regular player of Wisconsin’s “Megabucks” game, took home a $15.1 million prize after purchasing a ticket from Wayne’s Food grocery store in Luck, Wisconsin, according to a Jan. 11 news release from the Wisconsin Lottery.

The lucky Luck resident won big in the Jan. 4 drawing, says the news release. “Dreams really do come true,” Cunningham said in the release.

In addition to taking home the multi-million dollar prize, Cunningham also snagged a much smaller reward: He told lottery officials he also won a $2 prize in the same drawing, according to the release.

The chances of winning the $15.1 million prize are just 1 in 6,991,908, while the odds for winning $2 are 1 in 29.

Cunningham’s prize is the largest Megabucks jackpot since a $22.2 million prize in 2015, the lottery release said.

Paul Wondra, a manager at the Wayne’s Food Plus store where Cunningham bought the winning ticket, said the day he found out about the win was a “whirlwind.”

“Lots of phone calls,” Wondra said in the release. “Lots of questions.”

“I was told by the Lottery people that, now you’re going to be that mecca,” he said. “You sold a big ticket. You’re going to be the place to go. So far, it’s holding true.”

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