BLOOMER, WI – A $1,000,000 Mega Millions winning ticket was sold at Kwik Trip on 1625 Woodard Road in Bloomer. The winning ticket matched five of five numbers (8-24-30-45-61) but not the Mega Ball (12) from the Tuesday, August 1 drawing.
The estimated annuity jackpot for the Friday, Aug. 4 drawing is $1.25 billion, with an estimated cash value of $625.3 million, making this the 4th largest Mega Millions jackpot and the 6th largest U.S. Lottery jackpot ever. The last Mega Millions jackpot was hit on April 18 in New York for $20 million.
Players should always check their tickets after each drawing. All Wisconsin lotto games have multiple prizes available. Drawing results are posted on wilottery.com and on the new Wisconsin Lottery Mobile App. After drawing results are in, players can also use the mobile app to scan their tickets to see if they are a winner. In addition, the Wisconsin Lottery Player Club email reports drawing results every morning.
Players have 180 days from the draw date to claim their winnings. Information on how to claim a prize is available at wilottery.com/winners/claim-prize. All winning Lottery tickets need to be signed. Lottery tickets are bearer instruments; whoever signs the back of the ticket is considered the rightful owner.
Wisconsin Lottery retailers who sell winning tickets over $599 receive a two percent Retailer Performance Winning Ticket Incentive, up to $100,000.
The odds of winning a $1,000,000 Mega Millions prize are 1:12,607,307. The estimated jackpot for the Friday, August 4 Mega Millions drawing is $1.25 billion. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1:302,575,350.