Two lotto prizes in two weeks for Port Edwards veteran
For the City Times
MADISON – Winning is the “Norm” for a Port Edwards man. After winning a $121,000 Badger 5 jackpot for the Jan. 25 drawing, Norman Fuller Jr. headed to the Madison Lottery Office to claim his prize. He later discovered he would have to head back to Madison as he had won a $50,000 prize in the Feb. 6 Powerball drawing.
These two wins equaled $171,000 in lotto prizes in just under two weeks.
Fuller, a retired veteran, is a frequent lottery player. He said that he is “happy to be debt-free and plans on sharing his winnings with his children and other family members.”
The winning numbers for the Badger 5 Jan. 25 drawing were: 2, 3, 5, 14, 26. This was a $242,000 jackpot split by two winners. Fuller’s take was $121,000 and Cindy Dunst, of Cedarburg, also won $121,000.
The winning numbers for the Powerball Feb. 6 drawing were: 1, 16, 48, 49, 65, Powerball 8. In addition to Fuller’s win, there were two other Wisconsin $50,000 winners from this drawing. Gary Mielke, of Green Bay, won with a ticket purchased at Festival Foods in Green Bay and Jean Krause of Greenville won with a ticket purchased at Festival Foods in Appleton.
Both of Fuller’s winning tickets were quick picks purchased at Kwik Trip No. 347, 4611 Eighth St. South, Wisconsin Rapids.
“At Kwik Trip, we are always delighted when one of our very loyal customers becomes a winner,” said John McHugh, Kwik Trip director of public relations.
Retailers who sell winning tickets over $599 receive an incentive of 2 percent of the winning ticket amount up to $100,000. Kwik Trip received a total incentive of $5,840 for selling the two winning tickets to Fuller.
“The odds of winning both the Badger 5 jackpot and a $50,000 Powerball prize are one in 155 BILLION!” exclaimed Cindy Polzin, Wisconsin Lottery director. “Congratulations Norm on these exciting wins.”
The odds of winning the Badger 5 jackpot are 1 in 169,911. The overall odds of winning a Powerball prize are 1 in 24.9. The odds of winning the $50,000 prize for matching 4 of 5 numbers plus the Powerball are 1 in 913,130.