Kluever checks a lottery ticket Tuesday at Geidel’s Piggly
Wiggly in Kewaskum. Kluever sold a winning ticket for
$35,000 during the Christmas season of 2012. The Badger 5
winner came back and gave Kluever money as a thank you.
Kluever said that was something she did not expect, but she
was very thankful.
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There’s been some luck
in the Wisconsin Lottery around Washington County as of late, including
a $250,000 prize a Slinger man won on a scratch-off.
Scott Wuerch won the
top prize of $250,000 on a $20 “Silver and Gold” ticket. According to
the Wisconsin Lottery website, the odds of winning the top prize is
312,000 to one.
Wuerch bought the
ticket at Petro Quick Mart, 1502 E. Sumner St., in Hartford. Sales
associate Savannah Pankow said it’s the largest winning ticket ever sold
at the station. He redeemed the prize in early March.
All Dianna Czarapata
of Kewaskum had to do was spend $3 on a scratch-off ticket called
“Double Shot Crossword” to win the top prize of $30,000. She also
redeemed her ticket this month. According to the Wisconsin Lottery, the
odds of winning the top prize is 720,000 to one. Czarapata bought her
ticket at Geidel’s Piggly Wiggly in Kewaskum.
“Most definitely it’s
exciting,” store Manager Aaron Laatsch said.
He said it’s the
largest winning scratch-off that’s been claimed at the store.
assistant deputy secretary for the state Department of Revenue, said
Piggly Wiggly will get $600 and the Petro Quick Mart will get $5,000 for
selling the tickets.
Czarapata and Wuerch
aren’t the only lottery winners in the county lately. There have been 18
big winners in Washington County this year, according to the Wisconsin
Lottery website. The tickets were sold in Hartford, West Bend, Kewaskum,
Jackson, Hubertus and Germantown. Most of the winnings were hundreds,
but a West Bend and an Allenton resident each won $10,000 in February
and a Hartford resident won $6,500 in March.
Wuerch and Czarapata
could not be reached for comment Tuesday.