Man claims largest Wisconsin lottery prize of 2021 playing Megabucks

COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- One man is celebrating with Wisconsin's largest lottery prize of 2021. 

The Wisconsin Lottery says Robert Kraus picked up a $1 Megabucks ticket for the Saturday, Oct. 23 drawing at a Kwik Trip on Landmark Drive in Cottage Grove. 

The winning numbers were 7-18-27-38-41-43. Kraus' ticket was worth $5.2 million annuity or $4 million in cash. 

Kraus's win came after 75 drawings.

Kwik Trip Store Leader, Mark Wynne, stated, "We're so excited. We hope he enjoys this life-changing experience."

"Congratulations to Robert and Kwik Trip!" said Wisconsin Lottery Director Cindy Polzin. "This is a Mega-size gift just in time for the holidays."

Two other Megabucks jackpot-winning tickets have been sold in 2021 including January 6, ($1,000,000) at the Wisco 71, 7110 W. Lisbon Ave., Milwaukee and February 3, ($1,000,000) at the Minit Mart LLC, 2235 North Ave., Sheboygan.

Wisconsin Lottery retailers who sell winning tickets over $599 receive a two percent Retailer Performance Program Winning Ticket Incentive, up to $100,000. For selling the winning ticket, Kwik Trip received $100,000. The odds of winning the Megabucks jackpot are 1 in 6,991,908.

The Wisconsin-only lotto game has drawings on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tickets must be purchased before 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday to be included in that day's drawing.

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