East Troy woman wins $1.4M on jackpot lottery ticket

Jessica Eickman of East Troy started 2021 on the right foot -- claiming a winning Megabucks ticket worth $1.4 million annuity, $1.1 million cash, on Jan. 5, the Wisconsin Lottery announced on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

The jackpot-winning ticket was purchased at Frank's Piggly Wiggly in East Troy on Dec. 16.

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Eickman called the win "a very unexpected and wonderful gift" and was shocked to discover she had the jackpot-winning ticket.

She plans to keep working and to use her winnings to save for retirement and share with her daughter.

Wisconsin Lottery retailers who sell winning tickets over $599 receive a 2 percent incentive up to $100,000. Frank's Piggly Wiggly received $28,000 for selling the ticket.

The odds of winning the Megabucks jackpot are 1 in 6,991,908. Megabucks drawings are Wednesday and Saturday. Each set of two plays cost $1 per draw. Tickets must be purchased before 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday to be included in that day's drawing.  

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