Stevens Point man claims $1 million lottery prize in Marshfield
MADISON (PRESS RELEASE) — Wisconsin's second $1 million winner in less than a week claimed his prize today in Madison.
Kurt Glenzer of Stevens Point validated his $1 million Mega Millions ticket this afternoon. After taxes, Glenzer received a lump sum cash payment of $672,500.
Glenzer bought his ticket in Marshfield at Weiler Enterprises, 600 N. Central Avenue. His ticket matched all five regular winning numbers in the Friday, February 17 Mega Millions drawing to earn him a $250,000 prize. But, because Glenzer also purchased the game's Megaplier prize multiplier feature, his $250,000 prize was automatically multiplied by four, making it a $1 million winner.
The Megaplier is a feature of Mega Millions that gives all non-jackpot winners a chance to multiply their prizes for an additional $1 for each set of numbers they purchase. Before each drawing a Megaplier number from 2-4 is drawn. With a Megaplier purchase, prizes from $2 to $10,000 are multiplied by the selected Megaplier number, but…all $250,000 prizes are automatically multiplied by four, making them $1 million prizes, regardless of the multiplier number that is drawn.
Glenzer will talk about his good fortune at a news conference Friday in Marshfield.