I won $100,000 in the lottery – I bought my ticket from a ‘lucky store’, it was their second jackpot of the month

A LOTTERY player hit a six figure jackpot after buying the second winning ticket of the month.

In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Hawley Food Mart sold a $100,000 Powerball winning ticket on Wednesday.

A store in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was dubbed "happy" by locals after two lottery tickets were sold in a month


A shop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has been called “happy” by locals after it sold two lottery tickets in a monthPhoto credit: Google Maps
On August 30, a $100,000 Powerball ticket was sold


On August 30, a $100,000 Powerball ticket was soldPhoto credit: Getty

The store has since been dubbed “lucky” by local residents, having also sold a winning ticket just weeks earlier, on Aug. 4, according to local news outlet WTMJ.

A customer bought a First Play Progressive Jackpot ticket which ended up being worth $30,384.

It wasn’t quite as big as the August 30 win, but the store still sold over $130,000 in prize money over the month.

The Hawley Food Mart might be even luckier than expected, as the Wisconsin Lottery reported that the store has sold $30,000 in scratch card prizes over the past two years.

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“Hawley Food Mart is no stranger to big lottery wins. In addition to the Powerball and Fast Play wins, the retailer has sold three scratch-off tickets, each valued at $10,000, over the past two years,” a state lottery official told the news outlet.

Pramod Patel, the manager of Hawley Food Mart, also noted that several $1,000 scratch cards had surfaced at the facility.

“Lately, a lot of people are talking about us as a lucky shop,” Patel told WTMJ.

“We’ve had a lot of $1,000 winners in addition to the big tickets.”

He added, “Lottery is popular here.”

Not to mention that the store benefited significantly from the luck of the winners.

Stores partnering with the Wisconsin State Lottery receive a 2 percent Merchant Performance Ticket Incentive.

Value per winning ticket sold is up to $100,000.

The current odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are one in 292,201,338 according to the Wisconsin State Lottery.

For the Fast Play progressive jackpot, it’s a little better at one in 240,000,000.

As The US Sun previously reported, another store in Kentucky also benefited greatly from the sale of a $500,000 winning ticket.

In Union, about 17 miles southwest of Cincinnati, Ohio, a Meijer grocer will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the jackpot ticket to resident Daniel Refitt, according to UPI.

Refitt generously gave out $100 bills to several store employees after discovering he’d hit a big win.

“I saw a bunch of people sit down, give them $100 each, and tell them, ‘Merry Christmas,'” Refitt noted.

After taxes, he took home about $357,500 after deciding to buy the ticket on a whim.

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For more related content, see The US Sun’s coverage of how a lottery winner’s expert-backed decision cost him $300,000 out of a $1 million jackpot.

The US Sun also has a story of how a player won a $100,000 prize pot after finding a ticket while cleaning.

The odds of winning the Powerball are one in 292,201,338


The odds of winning the Powerball are one in 292,201,338Photo credit: Getty

Aila Slisco

Aila Slisco is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: ailaslisco@dailynationtoday.com.

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