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Military veteran claims $1 million powerball prize

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Posted at 10:40 AM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 11:55:11-05

MADISON -- A military veteran from Wisconsin has collected a $1 million powerball prize, the highest Wisconsin Lottery payout in 2019.

Glen Erickson of Superior, Wis. purchased his winning ticket at a Kwik Trip in Superior.

“It wasn’t anything more than ‘dumb luck’ on a quick pick,” he said in the release.

Erickson also said that he works part-time and overheard that there was a powerball win in town. He had his elderly mother read him the winning numbers, the same numbers on his winning card.

“It won’t change who I am, except that I’ll have the ability to help more of the people that I want to help,” Erickson added.