Neenah man claims $1.9M Megabucks ticket, plans to put his 2 weeks in and retire early
NEENAH, Wis. (CBS 58) -- One lucky Neenah man claimed a winning Megabucks ticket worth $1.9 million. The win is from the Sept. 5 drawing.
According to the Wisconsin Lottery, the ticket was sold at Mobil West, located at 1340 Gillingham Road, in Neenah.
The Wisconsin Lottery says Leonard Mcllhone of Neenah, recently claimed the ticket. He's a longtime Megabucks player who plans to put his two weeks and retire early from his job.
"Wow, what a win for Leonard and Mobil!" exclaimed Wisconsin Lottery Director Cindy Polzin. "Megabucks is a Wisconsin-only jackpot game that players really love and we're happy this long-time player hit the jackpot."
The last Megabucks jackpot of $10.7 Million annuity was won on April 25, 2020 and claimed by a Merrillian man.
Wisconsin Lottery retailers who sell winning tickets over $599 receive a 2 percent incentive up to $100,000. Mobil will receive $38,000 for selling the ticket.
The odds of winning the Megabucks jackpot are 1 in 6,991,908. Megabucks drawings are Wednesday and Saturday. Each set of two plays cost $1 per draw. Tickets must be purchased before 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday to be included in that day's drawing.