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Ticket sold in Milwaukee wins Megabucks $22.5M jackpot

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The holder of a Megabucks ticket sold in Milwaukee is the winner of a record $22.5 million jackpot.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports it's the first time the jackpot has been won in more than three years.

The Megabucks ticket for Saturday's drawing was sold by A&I Services convenience store on Howard Avenue.

The ticket holder has 180 days to claim the prize and can choose $22.5 million in 25 annual installments or a one-time cash payment of about $15.7 million.

Megabucks is a lottery jackpot game played only in Wisconsin.

A Madison man was the last jackpot winner: winning $14.3 million on Jan. 14, 2012. The previous record jackpot was $20.3 million, won Aug. 25, 2001.

Saturday's winning numbers were: 21, 22, 34, 36, 40 and 43.

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