$3M Mega Millions ticket sold in New Berlin, largest Wisconsin lottery prize of 2021
NEW BERLIN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The largest Wisconsin lottery prize of 2021 has been claimed.
David Larsen picked up his $3 million Mega Millions winning ticket at the Quick Pick BP on National Avenue in New Berlin. The drawing was Aug. 31.
For selling the $3 million ticket, Quick Pick BP received $60,000 as part of the Retailer Performance Program Winning Ticket Incentive. Previously, the largest Lottery ticket sold by the Quick Pick BP was a $50,000 Powerball ticket in August of 2017.
According to a news release, the city of New Berlin has a storied history with the Wisconsin Lottery. In 2019, Manuel Franco, of West Allis, purchased a winning Powerball ticket at a Speedway on Beloit Road in New Berlin worth $784.4 million – the fourth-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.
Mega Millions made national news last Tuesday, on Sept. 21, when a ticket sold at Pronto Pizza in Midtown, Manhattan, matched all five numbers and the Mega Ball to win the $432 million jackpot. It was the 12th largest jackpot win in Mega Millions history.
Mega Millions recycled its current jackpot and is now at an estimated $22 million for the drawing Tuesday, Sept. 28.