A Marshfield man has become the Wisconsin Lottery's first-ever power play millionaire.
The jackpot was won this past weekend by 28-year-old Rafael Ruiz Junior, who matched all five regular numbers to win $200,000 and chose the power play multiplier, to turn the jackpot into $1 million.
Ruiz and his wife are the parents of six children between the ages of 18 months and 11 years old, and he says the money will go a long way in helping his family better their lives. He still plans to keep working, saying the money won't last forever.
He wishes he could have won a bit more so he could help more people.
Wisconsin Lottery Director Michael Edmonds is glad the jackpot is going to someone who needs the money. But he cautions others against playing the lottery as a way to make ends meet. Those who suspect they have a gambling problem are urged to call 1-800-gamble-5.
After taxes, Ruiz will take home a little more than $680,000.