Antigo waits for $1 million lotto winner to claim cash|
|Carol Vance, the manager of Rem’s Midtown, is holding her breath today, awaiting the winner of a $1 million Powerball ticket.|
For the second time in four months, a winning lotto ticket valued at $1 million was sold in Antigo, this time at Remington Oil’s Midtown at Fifth Avenue and Superior Street.
“I hope it’s someone local,” Vance, eagerly awaiting word on the winner, said today. “People have been calling in wondering it they had won, but I just have to keep saying ‘no, no, it wasn’t you’.”
The mystery winner comes on top of a $30,000 scratch-off ticket sold to a local resident, who wished to remain anonymous, at Marty’s Shell several weeks ago. And the Krist Oil convenience store at 10th Avenue and Superior Street had a $1 million Powerball winner in May. That person, from outside the area, also declined to have his or her name released.
Saturday’s winning Powerball numbers were 01, 17, 25, 37 and 44 with a Powerball of 20.
The winner has 180 days to redeem the ticket at lottery headquarters in Madison.
Vance said that, for a few moments, she even thought she might be the big winner.
“I bought $3 worth of tickets, something I never do,” she said. “It wasn’t me.”
There is a good chance that the winner is local, she said, because the store typically caters to regular customers.
“Although we did have a big influx of people in this weekend what with the Tomahawk ride and all,” she said.
That fall motorcycle ride drew thousands of cyclists from across the state to the region.
It’s the second $1 million Powerball ticket sold in Wisconsin this month. A $1 million ticket was also sold in Kaukauna on Sept. 4.
No ticket in any state matched all five numbers plus the Powerball, pushing the Powerball jackpot to an estimated $400 million, or 223.6 million if the lump sum payment is chosen, for Wednesday.
Powerball is played in 43 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Carol Vance at Rem's Midtown's lottery terminal this morning, awaiting word on the $1 million winner.
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