Wisconsin Lottery's Megabucks jackpot hits record high
By Todd Northrop
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 ...
May 15, 2015, 11:41 am - Lottery News forum
Wisconsin man repeats same feat of winning multiple lottery jackpots
By Todd Northrop
Last week, the Wisconsin Lottery announced that three SuperCash! winning tickets had been sold in Dane County.
Amazingly, all three winning lottery tickets were purchased by the same person from three different stores.
But the real jaw-dropping part? He's done this before.
Verlyn Adamson of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, is the lucky winner of all three top prizes from the Monday, January 26 SuperCash! daily lotto game. His winning tickets matched all six numbers of 3, 10, ...
Feb 5, 2015, 8:39 am - Lottery News forum
Wisconsin man's two winning lotto tickets said to be "misprints"
Includes video report
Ivory Mitchell thought he had two $1,000 dollar winning crossword scratch tickets back on July 20th.
When he tried to cash them in, he was told there was an error and that the tickets were misprints.
He thinks the Wisconsin Lottery should pay up for a mistake they made.
He was told to fill out a claim form and that he would have to wait 30 days to hear if they would honor the tickets.
CBS 58 asked the Wisconsin Lottery about this and they sent this statement: ...
Jul 29, 2014, 9:42 am - Lottery News forum
Wisconsin Lottery kicks off new '5 Card Cash'
Includes video report
By Todd Northrop
Sunday, April 6 marks the start of the Wisconsin Lottery's first new lottery game in over 10 years.
The new $2 lotto game called 5 Card Cash is modeled after the popular poker-themed games found in several state and provincial lotteries throughout the United States and Canada.
While most Wisconsin Lottery games either have the opportunity to win instantly, or in the nightly drawing, 5 Card Cash offers both. Players will be able to win one of sev ...
Apr 6, 2014, 1:14 pm - Lottery News forum
Postal worker prevents man from losing thousands to lottery scams
Foreign lottery schemes continue to surface, keeping postal clerks and inspectors busy looking out for potential victims.
An observant postal clerk helped a man who had rival con-artists scheming him for cash, and it's a story that could help you or someone you know from falling for a similar scheme.
They are told they've won a prize, either a sweepstakes or a lottery prize, but there is a catch, said Steve Bolz, U.S. Postal Inspector.
Foreign lottery schemes are costing Americans more ...
Oct 14, 2013, 12:42 pm - Lottery News forum
Stolen lottery ticket leads to six felony charges and a winner empty-handed
Two men and one woman from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, are being charged with theft after police said they got caught stealing and claiming a winning $10,000 lottery ticket.
The rightful winner, a 65-year-old Eau Claire man, said he is putting retirement on hold after police said his ticket was stolen by a grocery store employee who was supposed to mail it in.
After buying a winning lottery ticket at Gordy's County Market on Clairemont Avenue and soon turning it in at Mega West, the man, who di ...
Oct 14, 2013, 10:50 am - Lottery News forum
Wisconsin lottery auditors don't like branded scratch games
The Wisconsin Lottery is raking in record profits and that in turn benefits taxpayers.
That was a key selling point when the lottery was approved, that some of the gambling sales would go to reduce property taxes.
But state auditors think taxpayers could benefit even more.
If you have an itch to play the lottery, the Wisconsin Lottery has a dizzying array of games to choose from. But the state's audit bureau says games requiring a licensing fee are not a good gamble for the state.
Jul 26, 2013, 9:48 am - Lottery News forum
Wisconsin woman charged with stealing to buy lottery tickets
A 34-year-old Wisconsin Rapids woman authorities say stole almost $30,000 from her Saratoga employer and used some of the money to buy lottery tickets faces related charges in Wood County Circuit Court.
Sanya M. Bernal is charged with felony theft in a business setting. If convicted, she faces a maximum of six years in prison. She is scheduled to make her initial appearance July 22 on the charges.
According to the criminal complaint, Bernal was working for Saratoga Mini Mart, 8810 Highway ...
Jun 25, 2013, 9:56 am - Lottery News forum
$14.3 million lottery winner almost didn't claim prize
For three days, employees of the Kelley Williamson Mobil station that sold Saturday's winning $14.3 million Megabucks ticket wondered who the lucky buyer was.
They hoped it was a regular customer, like Napolean Elvord, an ailing veteran in need of a kidney transplant who comes in several times a day to get what he calls one of the best coffees in Madison and most days, to buy lottery tickets.
I asked him the next day, 'Were you the big winner?' said Paul Muchie, 29, of Madison, who sold t ...
Jan 24, 2012, 7:18 pm - Lottery News forum
Wisconsin Lottery to hold Green Bay Packers raffle
Fans buying tickets in this year's Green Bay Packers Wisconsin Lottery game will take home a raffle entry rather than a scratch-off ticket.
Team and lottery officials Monday announced details of what they called the first-ever such game offered by a state lottery and NFL team.
For $2 a ticket starting Saturday at lottery outlets statewide, fans can buy a chance at four tickets to all Packers road games next season airfare and accommodations included.
Three raffle entries will cost $5.
Sep 27, 2011, 12:29 pm - Lottery News forum