Man who bought $15.1M lottery ticket in Luck, Wisconsin, claims prize

LUCK, Wis. — The man who won a $15.1 million Megabucks lottery jackpot after buying a ticket in the small northwestern Wisconsin community of Luck has claimed his prize, lottery officials said Wednesday.

In a news release, Wisconsin Lottery officials said Mark Cunningham claimed his prize Monday at the lottery’s office in Madison. Cunningham bought the winning ticket for the Jan. 4 drawing at Wayne’s Food Plus, a grocery store in the Polk County village of Luck.

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Cunningham also won $2 on another Megabucks ticket for the same drawing, he joked in the release.

Wayne’s Food Plus got a $100,000 payout for selling the winning ticket.

The jackpot in the Wisconsin-only game was the largest Megabucks win since a $22.2 million prize in 2015, the release said.