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Madison man wins millions in lottery jackpot


(WAOW) -- The winner of the biggest Wisconsin lottery jackpot in Madison history says he's going to focus on taking care of his health and helping others.

57 year-old Napoleon Elvord posed with Wisconsin lottery officials at the Mobil station where he bought the winning ticket last week. Elvord purchased a single, one dollar Megabucks ticket to earn his millions. Elvord suffers from kidney failure and gets dialysis three times a week.

A veteran of Vietnam, Elvord's says his kidney failure is a result of being exposed to Agent Orange during the war. He will use the money for an eventual transplant and to help others.

"I would like to work with people with kidney failure," said Elvord. "I mean, I know there's a lot of people out there sick and until you've dealt with it yourself, you don't really know how bad things really can be."

Elvord says he didn't even know he had won last Saturday's jackpot until two days ago. Elvord is taking the lump sum payout and after taxes, he will get about $6.7 million in cash.

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