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Milwaukee man wins biggest Megabucks jackpot -- $22.2 million -- in game's history


MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man won the biggest Megabucks' jackpot in the game's history.

John Rumpel won the May 30 jackpot of $22.2 million. He decided to go with the cash option, so he's taking home $15.7 million.

The former high school teacher says his wife sent him to a convenience store for a gallon of milk and while he was there, he decided to buy a ticket.

He says he later heard on a newscast that the winning ticket was sold at the store where he stopped — A&I Services — so he looked up the numbers.

A&I Services will receive $100,000 for selling the winning ticket.

The jackpot was the largest since the game began in 1992. The next drawing is Saturday night, with an estimated $1.2 million jackpot.

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