Latest Wisconsin Megabucks Winning Numbers Table
|18 May 2022||05 20 22 24 45 48||$4,100,000|
|14 May 2022||02 21 24 36 38 42||$4,000,000|
|11 May 2022||05 22 24 29 36 37||$4,000,000|
|07 May 2022||15 18 22 23 45 48||$3,900,000|
|04 May 2022||03 04 16 21 26 33||$3,800,000|
|30 Apr 2022||03 11 19 21 40 45||$3,600,000|
|27 Apr 2022||05 09 10 14 19 35||$3,600,000|
|23 Apr 2022||28 36 39 40 41 44||$3,500,000|
|20 Apr 2022||10 11 12 14 20 28||$3,400,000|
|16 Apr 2022||01 05 26 31 42 43||$3,300,000|
Every state has at least one lottery game some of which are more popular than others. Wisconsin is not an exception. While there are many lotteries in the state, Megabucks is unarguably the biggest one.
How do you play it? How do you claim the prize if you win? What are the odds of winning? Were there already some Wisconsin Megabucks winners? Find out below!
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About the Wisconsin Megabucks
The first version of Wisconsin Megabucks was active between August 10, 1989, and April 19, 1992, and was replaced by the Powerball. The second version, which is the one that is still running today, began on June 18, 1992.
How To Play the Wisconsin Megabucks
The Megabucks Wisconsin ticket costs $1. In order to take part in Wisconsin Megabucks, you need to pick two sets of numbers from 1 to 1 to 49. You can either choose the numbers yourself or let the computer pick them for you by selecting the ‘Quick Pick’ feature. If you want to, you can play with the same set of numbers for up to 8 consecutive draws.
What’s more, you can pay an additional dollar and activate the EZ Match game, which allows you to win instant cash prizes up to $250. When you buy a ticket, a set of five EZ Match numbers will be assigned to you. If any of the numbers match one of the EZ Match numbers, you win the amount printed next to it. Each ticket gives you 5 chances of winning.
Please keep in mind that to participate in the lottery, and claim your winnings, if you end up picking the winning Megabucks numbers, you have to be at least 18 years old.
Wisconsin Megabucks Drawing Schedule
Megabucks Wisconsin draws are held two times a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays, at around 9:00 p.m. CST.
Wisconsin Megabucks Payouts and Odds of Winning
Contrary to many other lotteries, in which the prizes are determined on a pari-mutuel basis, in Wisconsin Megabucks, the prizes are fixed. There are four prize tiers in this Wisconsin lottery. Here’s a short overview of how much you win in each of them and what are the odds of winning:
- 6 numbers jackpot; odds are 1 in 6,991,908
- 5 numbers $500; odds are 1 in 27,101
- 4 numbers $30; odds are 1 in 516
- 3 numbers $2; odds are 1 in 29
If there’s more than one winner of the jackpot, the prize will be divided between everyone who bought the winning tickets.
Wisconsin Megabucks FAQ
When Is the Wisconsin Megabucks Drawing?
Wisconsin Megabucks drawings are organized twice a week on Wednesday and Friday, at approximately 9:00 p.m. CST.
Can I Buy the Wisconsin Megabucks Ticket Online?
Unfortunately, at the moment, there is no way of purchasing Wisconsin Megabucks tickets online.
What To Do If I Win the Wisconsin Megabucks- How To Claim the Prize?
If you end up picking the winning numbers in the Wisconsin lottery, you’d probably want to know how you can receive your prize. How you will be able to claim your winnings depends on how much you won.
Prizes lower than $599 can be claimed at any authorized Wisconsin Lottery retailers or in the offices in Madison or Milwaukee. Prizes higher than $599 but lower than $501,000 can be claimed either at a lottery office or by mail. Finally, prizes that exceed $501,000, such as the jackpot, need to be claimed at the Madison office.
When it comes to the EZ Match prizes, they can be claimed as soon as the ticket is printed. However, if you can’t do it for some reason, you have 180 days to claim the prize.
There are two ways in which you can receive your jackpot prize. The first is a single lump sum, while the other is an annuity (25 annual payments). After the winning numbers are announced, you have 60 days to decide on either of them.
Owners of the winning tickets have 180 days to claim their prizes.
All prizes are subject to federal and state taxes. A state tax of 7.65% is automatically taken from winnings over $2,000. Prizes over $5,001 have a state tax of 7.65%, as well as a federal tax of 24%.
How Many Numbers Do You Need To Win the Wisconsin Megabucks?
It depends on whether you are aiming for the jackpot or you just want to win any prize. In the first case, you need to match six numbers. In the second, three numbers will be enough.
Has Anyone Ever Won the Wisconsin Megabucks?
Yes, there were already people who won the Wisconsin Megabucks jackpot. The biggest one was won in May 2015 in Milwaukee. The lucky winner took home over $15 million (after all taxes were paid).
What If No One Wins?
If no one buys the winning ticket, the money from the jackpot is transferred forward to the next draw, and the jackpot continues to grow.
What Are the Chances of the Top Prize?
The chances of winning the top prize the jackpot in this Wisconsin lottery are 1 in 6,991,908.