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Saturday's Megabucks drawing Features highest jackpot since 2015

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Posted at 1:15 PM, Jan 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-05 14:15:38-05

MADISON -- Like the majority of people after the holidays, you're probably looking for a way to pad your wallet after all of the spending. Here is one way to make that happen.

This year's first Saturday Wisconsin Megabucks drawing features a $5.5 million jackpot, the highest since the record $22.5 million set in May of 2015. Since then, the jackpot has never surpassed $5 million.

Megabucks is Wisconsin's own lotto game with drawings every Wednesday and Saturday night. Each set of two plays cost $1 per draw. Players may choose six different numbers from 1 to 49. Tickets must be purchased by 9 p.m. to be included in that night's drawing. Jackpots begin at $1 million and increase until won.