Merrill Man Claims $1.4 M MegaBucks Prize

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATED: Thur 4:30 PM, Aug 22, 2013

The Wisconsin Lottery says a winner has come forward to claim a $1.4 million prize.

Paul Wegener, of Merrill, purchased the MegaBucks ticket for the June 22nd drawing.

The lottery said Wegener is an infrequent lottery player. He reportedly waited to claim the prize in hopes the interest surrounding the jackpot would die down.

Wegener declined to take part in a news conference. Wegener chose the cash option prize, and received $640,000.

Drew's Supermarket East will receive $28,000 for selling the winning ticket.

ORIGINAL STORY: Tue 11:54 AM, June 22, 2013

The streak of lottery luck is continuing in the northwoods.

According to the Wisconsin lottery, two people have won $82,000- splitting the $164,00 jackpot.

The winning Badger 5 tickets were sold at Pine Ridge Convenience Store in Merrill and Town & County Liquor in Hurley.

Monday's Badger 5 numbers are 20, 23, 25, 28, and 30.

Over the weekend, a $1.4 million winning ticket was sold at Drew's Piggly Wiggly in Merrill. That prize is still unclaimed.

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