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$5.9M Wisconsin Lottery jackpot claimed days before expiration

Jul 9, 2019, 9:59 am

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One lucky Wisconsin resident claimed a $5.9 million Megabucks jackpot Friday, the Wisconsin Lottery has announced.

Matthew Neal of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, came forward to claim his prize from the January 16 drawing, according to a press release from the Wisconsin Lottery. He had 180 days to claim the prize.

With the claim deadline of July 15 approaching, people were beginning to wonder if the prize would be lost.

Neal bought the winning ticket at the Kwik Trip at 625 South Taylor Drive in Sheboygan.

The winning numbers were 1, 5, 28, 29, 37, and 44.

The $5.9 million jackpot is the largest Megabucks prize won since 2015 and the odds of winning the Megabucks jackpot are 1 in 6,991,908.

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11 comments. Last comment 1 year ago by Eighty0uts778.
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Posted: July 9, 2019, 10:58 am - IP Logged

Whoo! That was awfully close, nice to know it wasn't someone who just forgot about the ticket.

Congrats to Matt!Banana

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    Posted: July 9, 2019, 11:08 am - IP Logged

    I worked in Sheboygan for a while and always bought my lottery tickets at that kwik trip.  I wonder why he waited so long.

    Never give up.  Banana

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      Posted: July 9, 2019, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

      I worked in Sheboygan for a while and always bought my lottery tickets at that kwik trip.  I wonder why he waited so long.

      We may never know why!

       "We are all in this together!" 

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        Posted: July 9, 2019, 1:21 pm - IP Logged

        I think he waited for the hoopla to die down, but now everyone will see him and his name as the guy who waited so long to cash in his million dollar ticket

        Twin Peaks*"We are like the dreamer, who dreams, and then lives inside the dream. But, who is the dreamer?"*Twin Peaks

          LiveInGreenBay's avatar - driver
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          Posted: July 9, 2019, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

          I think he waited for the hoopla to die down, but now everyone will see him and his name as the guy who waited so long to cash in his million dollar ticket

          I agree.  Now he's more famous.

          Never give up.  Banana

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            Posted: July 9, 2019, 9:31 pm - IP Logged

            Too close for comfort. Congrats

            Life, love, family Love

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              Zeta Reticuli Star System
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              Posted: July 9, 2019, 11:44 pm - IP Logged

              Maybe the winner was hoping for Wisconsin to allow winners to remain anonymous but tome ran out.

              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

              Lep

              There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                Posted: July 10, 2019, 8:02 am - IP Logged

                Congrats Mathew on becoming a new lottery Millionaire. Spend wisely. Sure hope you got sound advise in your 5+ months prior to collection.

                Integrity: There is just no substitute.

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                  Simpsonville
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                  Posted: July 10, 2019, 4:11 pm - IP Logged

                  Now on their website it has the first name and last initial sans photograph.   Like another poster said earlier now he is famous because first and last name were reported on.    Maybe he shouldn't have waited so long....

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                    Posted: July 10, 2019, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

                    With the claim deadline of July 15 approaching, people were beginning to wonder if the prize would be lost.

                    Megabuck is a computer RNG game and lottery security was probably expecting an elderly NY lawyer to show up in the final hour to claim on behalf a Belize trust.

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                      Posted: July 11, 2019, 11:57 pm - IP Logged

                      I Agree!Very close, I hate to see tickets go unclaimed.

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