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$5.9M Wisconsin Lottery jackpot claimed days before expiration

Jul 9, 2019, 9:59 am

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Wisconsin Lottery

One lucky Wisconsin resident claimed a $5.9 million Megabucks jackpot Friday, the Wisconsin Lottery has announced.

Matthew Neal of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, came forward to claim his prize from the January 16 drawing, according to a press release from the Wisconsin Lottery. He had 180 days to claim the prize.

With the claim deadline of July 15 approaching, people were beginning to wonder if the prize would be lost.

Neal bought the winning ticket at the Kwik Trip at 625 South Taylor Drive in Sheboygan.

The winning numbers were 1, 5, 28, 29, 37, and 44.

The $5.9 million jackpot is the largest Megabucks prize won since 2015 and the odds of winning the Megabucks jackpot are 1 in 6,991,908.

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