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Wisconsin man claims $14.4M lottery jackpot

Wisconsin LotteryWisconsin Lottery: Wisconsin man claims $14.4M lottery jackpot

Terry Peters, of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, became a millionaire Tuesday.

Peters validated the sole winning ticket from Saturday's $14.4 million Megabucks drawing at state lottery offices.  Earlier on Monday, Peters had stopped by the store where he purchased the ticket to check if he was a winner.

He chose to take the lump sum cash payment of $7.6 million. He will receive about $5.4 million after taxes.

Peters will take part in a news conference at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the GV Unimart in Mishicot, where he bought the ticket.

The winning numbers — 3, 7, 12, 21, 27, 30 — were drawn on Saturday, July 14. 

"This was the only jackpot ticket sold for Megabucks," said Jennifer Lach, state lottery communications intern.

Winners have 180 days from the day of the drawing to claim their prize, Lach said. They have 60 days from the day they validate their winning jackpot ticket to determine whether they want to take a cash payment or annuity, she said.

The jackpot was the fifth largest in Megabucks history.  The last Megabucks jackpot winner was Patricia Stage, of Bailey's Harbor, who won $15.4 million on Oct. 16, 2006, Lach said.

The odds of winning the jackpot, a six-out-of-six number match, are one in 6,991,908, according to the Wisconsin Lottery Web site.

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Posted: July 18, 2007, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

One Wisconsin Player that's Happy he didn't Boycott his State's RNG Games!

A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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    Chief Bottle Washer
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    Posted: July 18, 2007, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

    One Wisconsin Player that's Happy he didn't Boycott his State's RNG Games!

    Relevance?

     

    Check the State Lottery Report Card
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    Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
    Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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      Posted: July 19, 2007, 6:32 am - IP Logged

      congratulations Terry Peters Party

      voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

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        Posted: July 19, 2007, 10:13 am - IP Logged

        Relevance?

        Wisconsin is an RNG State, and RNG's seem to be a Hot Topic at this time.

        Even though RNG's are not welcomed by many players (me included) when it's the only game in town people will play it, and this news item is an example of a player winning under these circumstances.

        Maybe the folks on Lottery Post should sign a petition against RNG's?

        A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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          Posted: July 19, 2007, 10:26 am - IP Logged

          Wisconsin is an RNG State, and RNG's seem to be a Hot Topic at this time.

          Even though RNG's are not welcomed by many players (me included) when it's the only game in town people will play it, and this news item is an example of a player winning under these circumstances.

          Maybe the folks on Lottery Post should sign a petition against RNG's?

          You're kidding, right?  (Maybe the folks on Lottery Post should sign a petition against RNG's?)

          Have you ever seen this graphic, which has been on every page in this whole site for the past 4 years?? 

          Petition for True Lottery Drawings

          (Currently almost 4,000 signatures)

          Regarding your other points, OF COURSE somebody wins in a computerized drawing.  That is completely irrelevant to the idea that computerized drawings should be banned. 

          Saying something like that only plays into the hands of these people trying to shove fake drawings down our throats, so I'm trying to figure out the motivation for saying it.  Are you just playing devil's advocate?

           

          Check the State Lottery Report Card
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            Raven62's avatar - binary
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            Posted: July 19, 2007, 11:02 am - IP Logged

            You're kidding, right?  (Maybe the folks on Lottery Post should sign a petition against RNG's?)

            Have you ever seen this graphic, which has been on every page in this whole site for the past 4 years?? 

            Petition for True Lottery Drawings

            (Currently almost 4,000 signatures)

            Regarding your other points, OF COURSE somebody wins in a computerized drawing.  That is completely irrelevant to the idea that computerized drawings should be banned. 

            Saying something like that only plays into the hands of these people trying to shove fake drawings down our throats, so I'm trying to figure out the motivation for saying it.  Are you just playing devil's advocate?

            Has submitting the Petition to any of the RNG States had any impact on their decision to implement an RNG instead of a Mechanical Ball Machine?

            A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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              Posted: July 19, 2007, 11:47 am - IP Logged

              Has submitting the Petition to any of the RNG States had any impact on their decision to implement an RNG instead of a Mechanical Ball Machine?

              Who said it was submitted to any state?

              That aside, I have addressed that issue many times in the last two days.  I'd suggest reading the many posts I've made on the subject, rather than repeating it here.  (Especially since it has nothing to do with this news story.)

               

              Check the State Lottery Report Card
              What grade did your lottery earn?

               

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                Posted: July 19, 2007, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

                I hope Mr. Peters doesn't have financial problems later in life.

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                  Posted: July 19, 2007, 12:44 pm - IP Logged

                  I hope Mr. Peters doesn't have financial problems later in life.

                  I do too- this has worried me ever since I saw he won.

                   

                                                 

                                

                   

                   

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                    Posted: July 22, 2007, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

                    SHOULD READ:

                            Terry Peters...sole winner of 5.4 million dollars....after taxes

                             Wisconsin and Feds...winner of 9.0 million dollars...after players donations

                    LOL

                    Congratulations Mr. Peters....spend, save,invest it well.

                    litebets

                    Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

                    Come on Jackpot!!!

                      Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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                      Posted: July 22, 2007, 7:52 pm - IP Logged

                      Congratulations Mr. Peters! Go buy yourself a Corvette!

                      Gonna win.Big Smile