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Wisconsin Lottery's Megabucks jackpot hits record high

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By Todd Northrop

MADISON, Wis. — Officials with the Wisconsin Lottery said the Megabucks jackpot is currently at a record high for its next drawing on Saturday.

The jackpot is at $21.4 million.

The last time the jackpot was this big was in 2001 when the jackpot was $20.3 million, according to a release.

Wisconsin is the only state that offers the Megabucks game — it is not a multi-state game.

If a winner of the $21.4 million jackpot were to choose the cash payout, they would get a lump sum of $15.2 million, officials said.

Megabucks drawings take place every Wednesday and Saturday night at 9:05 pm.

All Wisconsin Lottery winning numbers are published on Lottery Post's Wisconsin Lottery Results page minutes after each drawing.

Largest Wisconsin Megabucks Jackpots

  • August 25, 2001 — $20.3 million
  • May 10, 1997 — $16.5 million
  • February 23, 1994 — $15.7 million
  • October 18, 2006 — $15.4 million
  • July 14, 2007 — $14.6 million
  • January 14, 2012 — $14.4 million

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Happy California
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Posted: May 15, 2015, 11:50 am - IP Logged

 GO  Badger State GO !!!   Will we be congratulating the lucky winner or winners this Sunday morning ? Or even Saturday night ?

 $15,200,000.00  minus taxes would be about $8,000,000.00 .  Am I close ?

Party

 I would invest the principal and live off the earnings.

 I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

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    Posted: May 15, 2015, 12:01 pm - IP Logged

     GO  Badger State GO !!!   Will we be congratulating the lucky winner or winners this Sunday morning ? Or even Saturday night ?

     $15,200,000.00  minus taxes would be about $8,000,000.00 .  Am I close ?

    Party

     I would invest the principal and live off the earnings.

    Indeed we will be congratulating the winner or winners. i think you are close.

    Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, Today is a gift that's why it's called the PRESENT! (c8

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      Posted: May 15, 2015, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

      I think the highest oregon megabucks ever got was $30 million or around there it was almost not won for a year.  That was a couple of years ago.-weshar75

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        Posted: May 15, 2015, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

        That's a nice chunk of change.

        Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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          Posted: May 15, 2015, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

          Considering the odds, this is pretty good. I would definitely play if est. sales < 2 million tickets (4 million plays), would probably buy 1 regardless.

          If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
          If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

          2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
          P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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            Posted: May 15, 2015, 8:05 pm - IP Logged

            I was pondering a junket south of the border and may just go on a ticket run if it rolls again.

            I haven't really been out of town to speak of for about 5 years so this may be a good excuse to blast the crud out of my cars engine.

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              Posted: May 15, 2015, 8:52 pm - IP Logged

              At the odds of 1;13.98M this game is well worth playing.

              That money's gone fo ever

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                Posted: May 15, 2015, 11:16 pm - IP Logged

                At the odds of 1;13.98M this game is well worth playing.

                Who knows- Perhaps Pickone is investing in winning this baby.

                People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                  Posted: May 16, 2015, 5:55 am - IP Logged

                  Nice , good luck Wisconsin players.

                  Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                  For a lead role in a cage?

                   

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                    Posted: May 16, 2015, 9:16 am - IP Logged

                    Time to get some tickets!  Good luck everyone!

                    Here's wishing everyone the good fortune they're looking for.  Remember, if you happen to win more than a couple bucks, try and donate a little to one of your favorite charities - keep that positive mojo working!

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                      Posted: May 16, 2015, 10:00 am - IP Logged

                      Who knows- Perhaps Pickone is investing in winning this baby.

                      It would be funny if a Californian passing through Wisconsin happened to buy the winning ticket for this game LOL

                      That money's gone fo ever

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                        Posted: May 16, 2015, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

                        It would be funny if a Californian passing through Wisconsin happened to buy the winning ticket for this game LOL

                        Green Bay's 1/4 back, Aaron Rodgers lives in CA.

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                          Posted: May 16, 2015, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

                          Green Bay's 1/4 back, Aaron Rodgers lives in CA.

                          Yes he does. I don't know if he plays the lottery though

                          That money's gone fo ever

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                            Posted: May 16, 2015, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

                            At the odds of 1;13.98M this game is well worth playing.

                             No, those are back to work on Monday odds. One in 100 would be well worth playing.