Milwaukee woman wins $156 million Powerball
A Milwaukee woman is the lucky winner of the $156.2 million prize from the Wednesday, March 22, Powerball drawing. The winning ticket was purchased from Pewaukee Corner Pump at 1194 West Capitol Drive in Pewaukee. The winner took the cash option worth $93.1 million.
Pewaukee Corner Pump received $100,000 for selling the winning ticket. Retailers who sell winning tickets over $599 receive an incentive of 2% of the winning ticket amount up to $100,000.
The winning ticket matched all six numbers: 2, 9, 27, 29 and 42 with a Powerball of 9.
The winner is the 16th Powerball jackpot ticket sold in Wisconsin since the game was introduced in April 1992. The last Powerball jackpot winner was Doug Miron from Marinette who won $31.4 million on October 14, 2009 on a ticket he purchased from City Limits at N3900 Highway 180 in Marinette.
This is the second largest prize awarded to a Wisconsin winner. The largest was a ticket worth $208.8 million sold in August of 2006 to a group of 100 individuals who called themselves the Miracle 100. That ticket was sold at Ma and Pa Grocery in Fond du Lac.
Another Milwaukee woman also won $250,000 in Wednesday's drawing by matching four out of the five numbers plus the Powerball. The player purchased the Power Play prize multiplier which gave her five times the usual prize of $50,000.
The $250,000 winning ticket was purchased at a Speedway located at 369 East Oklahoma Avenue.