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Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue

As property tax bills get mailed out, the Wisconsin Lottery reports those buying lottery tickets helped return more money to local taxpayers.

Department of Revenue spokesperson Patty Mayers reports Wisconsin homeowners received a larger Lottery and Gaming Credit on their property tax bills than last year...

"..This year the lottery credit jumped 15 percent. it went from an average of $160 last year to an average of $184 this year. That is due primarily to the fact the lottery had a good, solid year..."

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Lottery tickets can be unusual Christmas gifts, but officials say think of another holiday present for young people.

The Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling encourages adults not to give lottery tickets to underage children or teens as holiday gifts.

Executive Director Rose Blozinski says many problem gamblers report that they began gambling during childhood...

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Wisconsin's state lottery is joining other U.S. and Candadian gaming organizations to ask players to not purchase tickets as gifts for children or adolescents.

State Lottery Director Cindy Polzin says tickets are intended for legal age adults...

Wisconsin Gambling Opponents Don't Want More Advertising

Mar 2, 2017

Governor Walker this week proposed spending more money to advertise the Wisconsin Lottery. This action has drawn a sharp reaction from a group opposed to more gambling.

The state lottery's proceeds go to property tax relief. Walker has proposed a 40 percent jump in advertising to $10.5 million dollars to encourage more play.

Lorri Pickens from the group Citizens Against Expanded Gambling says the spending more for people to gamble more is a questionable action....

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A Rhinelander resident has won a six-figure prize from the Wisconsin Lottery.

Brandon Young of Rhinelander won the second top prize of $200,000 playing the Cosmic Crossword scratch game.

Young purchased his Cosmic Crossword ticket at Kwik Trip at North Stevens Street in Rhinelander.

This was the second of two $200,000 top prizes in the Cosmic Crossword scratch game.

Marilyn Katke of Merrill became Wisconsin's newest millionaire when she redeemed a Super Millions scratch ticket worth $1 million.

Marilyn bought her winning ticket on Monday at the Kwik Trip  on  East Main Street in Merrill. She will take home more than $673,000 after taxes.

Kwik Trip earns a $20,000 retailer incentive from the $1 million prize, or 2 percent of the total prize.

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Someone has gotten an early Christmas gift in Rhinelander.

The Wisconsin Lottery says a $350,000 SuperCash! ticket Wednesday matched all six winning numbers.

The ticket was sold at Hodag Pump & Pantry on North Stevens Street.

The winner has 180 days from the drawing to pick up their money at the Madison or Milwaukee offices or by mail.

The odds of winning a SuperCash! $350,000 top prize is about one in 1.6 million.


Someone from the Northwoods will have some extra money soon.

The Wisconsin Lottery reports a ticket sold at Dietz Service on county "W" in Manitowish Waters matched all six winning number in the Thursday, September 19 SuperCash! drawing to claim the $350,000 dollar prize.

Winners have 180 days to claim the prize.

SuperCash! is a daily lotto game played only in Wisconsin. The odds of winning SuperCash!'s top prize are about 1 in 1.6 million.

An Antigo man, Ron Theisen recently claimed $1 million dollars from winning a portion of the lottery game Powerball.


Someone who bought a Wisconsin Lottery Badger 5 ticket in Rhinelander is wealthier today.

The state lottery office reports a Badger 5 ticket sold at Trig's Food and Drug won $293,000 dollars in Wednesday night's drawing.

The ticket holder has 180 days to claim the prize. Badger 5 is a one dollar daily lotto game with jackpots starting at $10,000 and grow a minimum of one-thousand dollars a day. Players win the rolling jackpot by matching their five numbers to the five winning numbers drawn each night.

The Badger 5 jackpot returns to $10,000.