A Powerball ticket sold in Marinette is worth $31 million.
The winning ticket for Wednesday night’s drawing was sold at the City Limits convenience store. Manager Portia Bowden says people have been coming in to ask about the winner since four this morning. She says there are plenty of rumors about who may have purchased the ticket or when it was sold, but nothing has been confirmed.
Bowden says this is the first time that anyone has won a large prize at the store. She says, until now, they hadn’t even sold a $100,000 ticket.
The winner has 180 days to claim the prize.
Since Powerball started in 1992, 15 jackpot winners have come from Wisconsin.
UPDATE: State Lottery officials have identified the owner of the winning ticket as Doug Miron of Marinette. Miron brought the ticket to the Lottery’s headquarters in Madison today. He has opted for the jackpot’s single lump sum cash payment of $16.7 million. After taxes, he’ll take home $11.2 million.