'It only took 1 ticket': Eau Claire man wins $1M Mega Millions jackpot

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A lucky man from Eau Claire won $1 million in the Friday, Jan. 15 Mega Millions jackpot drawing. 

According to a news release, Anthony Romanowski purchased the winning ticket at Mega Holiday located on Commercial Boulevard in Chippewa Falls. 

The Wisconsin Lottery says Romanowski plans to use his winnings to pay off his home and car and fund his hobbies of hunting and fishing. 

"It only took one ticket to win," he said. 

The same drawing produced two-—$10,000 winners, four—$2,000 winners, and 17—$800 winners in Wisconsin.

After a record run of 37 draws, the second largest Mega Millions jackpot in the history of the game rose to $1.0 Billion annuity ($776.6 Million cash) and was won in Michigan on January 22, 2021.

Mega Millions tickets are $2 per play. Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mega Millions drawings are Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 p.m. Tickets must be purchased before 9 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday to be included in that day’s drawing. The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24 and the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350. Megaplier does not apply to the jackpot.

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