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Wisconsin Lottery: $1 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Kaukauna

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Posted at 6:40 AM, Aug 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-02 07:40:13-04

KAUKAUNA (NBC 26) — One lucky Wisconsinite is now $1 million richer.

The Wisconsin Lottery announced Monday that a $1 million Mega Millions ticket was sold at a gas station in Kaukauna. As the Mega Millions jackpot climbed to record-setting levels last week, the lucky Wisconsin player won the million dollars in the Friday, July 29, 2022, drawing.

According to the Wisconsin Lottery, Friday's drawing saw a single, jackpot-winning ticket of $1.337 billion sold in Illinois. The winning ticket ended as the second-highest Mega Millions jackpot and third largest jackpot prize in United States history.

Nationally, the Wisconsin Lottery said the Friday Mega Millions drawing produced more than 14 million winning tickets including 26 second-tier winners of at least $1 million.

Wisconsin Lottery retailers who sell winning tickets over $599 receive a two percent incentive. For selling the $1 million Mega Millions ticket in Kaukauna, the gas station Lighthouse Corner will receive $20,000.

"We are so excited," said Lighthouse Corner co-owner, Evelyn Defatte-Singh, in a statement released by Wisconsin Lottery. "I was the one who sold him the winning ticket. The winner is a regular, local customer and we're thrilled for him and his family."

The Wisconsin Lottery said Monday the winner has not yet come forward to claim their prize.