Megabucks ticket sold in West Bend wins $3 million jackpot

Posted at 10:36 AM, Oct 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-24 19:43:52-04

WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) -- A Megabucks lottery ticket sold in West Bend has won the $3 million jackpot.

State lottery officials say the ticket matched all six winning numbers in the Saturday drawing. The numbers were 2, 10, 23, 36, 39 and 49.

Megabucks is played only in Wisconsin. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in about 7 million.

The ticket holder has about six months to claim the prize. If the winner chooses a cash payout, the lump sum will be $2.2 million.

"I've been selling lottery since the 80's and I've never sold the winning ticket  from my store, so it's quite exciting," said Jean Hess, the manager of Barton Citgo. “We have a lot of customers that come in and buy lottery everyday. I’m like asking, 'Is it you? Is it you?' I've been asking that a lot, “ said Hess.