Super Millions delivers $1 million surprise to Milton resident

Super Millions weekend, anyone?

Super Millions delivers $1 million surprise to Milton resident
Casey's General Store store manager, Heidi Rutdnitzki, celebrates having sold the $1 million winning Super Millions ticket. Photograph credit to the Wisconsin Lottery.

It was a Super Millions weekend for one lucky Wisconsin Lottery player!

Shawn Flyte of Milton recently claimed a winning $1 million Super Millions ticket at the Madison Lottery office. This was the second of three top prizes claimed for the Wisconsin Lottery scratch game.

The lucky lottery retailer

Flyte purchased the winning ticket at Casey's General Store, located at 464 S. John Paul Rd. in Milton.

The store manager, Heidi Rutdnitzki, told lottery officials:

We are all very excited about this win. As far as I know, it's the biggest winning ticket we've ever sold. It's amazing.

Before selling this Super Millions winner, the biggest winning ticket ever sold by Casey's was in 2017 when they sold a $25,000 Badger 5 jackpot. That is quite the jump from $25,000 to $1 million!

Wisconsin Lottery retailers who sell winning tickets over $599 receive a two percent Retailer Performance Winning Ticket Incentive, up to $100,000. That means Casey's will receive a $20,000 check for the Super Millions jackpot winner being sold in their store.

Super Millions - how does it work?

Super Millions was launched by the Wisconsin Lottery on January 26. It is a $30 scratch ticket that offers prizes ranging from $30 up to the top prize of $1 million.

For this ticket, there are two separate areas to scratch. For the BONUS section, if you reveal a “$30,” “$50,” or “$100” symbol in any of the three BONUS spots, then you win that prize instantly.

For the main section, you need to match any of YOUR NUMBERS to one of the SUPER NUMBERS. If you do, then you win that corresponding prize. If you happen to reveal a “2X” symbol, then you win double the corresponding prize. Reveal a “5X” symbol and win five times the prize. Finally, reveal a “10X” symbol and win 10 times the prize.

The overall odds of winning when playing Super Millions are 1 in 3.3, and the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 160,000. However, you are down to just one top prize remaining after Flyte claimed his winning ticket.

The first $1 million winner was won last month by a player who purchased the winning ticket at Mega Holiday in Eau Claire.

Where does the money go for the Wisconsin Lottery?

Since 1988, the Wisconsin Lottery has managed the Lottery fund. During that time, the Lottery has generated more than $19.1 billion in total revenue.

Of that $19.1 billion in revenue, the Lottery has given back 93% of it to winners, retailers, and Wisconsin homeowners. How does that break down? The Lottery has paid over $10.8 billion in prizes, and they have given more than $5.7 billion in funding for property tax credits to eligible Wisconsin homeowners. State law does require that at least 50% of total revenue must be dedicated to prize winnings. The Lottery has given 57% of its revenue back in prizes since 1988.

Enjoy playing the Wisconsin Lottery, and please remember to play responsibly.


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