Racine man won $120 million Mega Millions jackpot
MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) --- A Racine man hit the Mega Millions jackpot winning $120 million-dollars Tuesday, Nov. 10.
Officials say Adrian Tongson purchased his ticket at the Mount Pleasant Kwik Trip in Racine.
Tongson. a regular Mega Millions player, said he didn't realize he won the jackpot until checking his ticket weeks after the drawing, according to a news release. He quit his job and is making plans for his winnings.
"Regardless of how much you spend, it only takes one ticket to win," Tongson said. "That's what won it for me."
This is the state's first Mega Millions jackpot since Wisconsin debuted the game in 2010.
“I’m simply thrilled for Adrian! As a loyal Lottery player, he certainly is a perfect first Mega Millions jackpot winner for our state,” said Wisconsin Lottery Director Cindy Polzin. “Congratulations go to our retail partner Kwik Trip for selling the lucky ticket!”
The jackpot win is Mount Pleasant Kwik Trip's first big lottery win.
"We are proud to be a Wisconsin Lottery partner and excited for our customer who purchased this lucky ticket. Kwik Trip will receive $100,000 for selling the ticket so we are delighted for our coworkers who share in our profits,” said John McHugh, Kwik Trip Director of Public Relations.