MARSHFIELD, Wis. (WSAU) – If he hadn't been thirsty, a Stevens Point man may not have won a million dollars playing the lottery.
Kurt Glenzer told reporters today that he bought a Mega Millions ticket last week when he stopped for a soda at Weiler Enterprises, a convenience store on Central Avenue in Marshfield. Glenzer was running errands for the auto salvage yard he owns with his brother.
Glenzer's ticket matched all five winning numbers in the February 17th drawing to earn a $250,000 prize. The prize was quadrupled because Glenzer had bought the game's Megaplier prize feature.
Glenzer didn't realize he had won until he looked at the ticket on Sunday.
“It caught my breath a little bit,” Glenzer said, adding that he was just getting over a cold. “I kinda went into a hacking spree.” He showed the ticket to his wife and said “it made for an interesting Sunday afternoon.”
After taxes, Glenzer will get a lump sum cash payment of $672,500.
The convenience store will get $20,000 for selling the winning ticket.
(Thanks for help Mike Warren, WDLB-Marshfield)