Another Winner on FDL Miracle Mile

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Miracle Mile has produced yet another millionaire.

The winning $1 million ticket in Tuesday's Holiday Millions Raffle was sold at Ma and Pa's in Fond du Lac, the Wisconsin lottery said.

The so-called "Miracle Mile" is a stretch in downtown Fond du Lac that has been unusually lucky for lottery players. One store there sold a $208.6 million Powerball ticket in 2006, and several other stores sold multimillion-dollar tickets in the 1990s.

For Tuesday's million-dollar raffle, the state planned to sell a maximum of 500,000 tickets at $10 apiece. The grand prize was $1 million, while 10 players each won $100,000, and 500 people each won $1,000.

If all 500,000 tickets sold, the odds of winning the top prize would have been two in a million. But those chances improved by a factor of 1.4 since only 368,477 tickets were sold.

The winning ticket was identified by its unique six-digit number -- 300142.

The $208.6 million Powerball ticket from 2006 was sold at a convenience store called Ma and Pa's Grocery Express in Fond du Lac. It wasn't immediately clear whether that was the same Ma and Pa's that sold Tuesday's raffle winner.

A message left with the state lottery office by The Associated Press wasn't immediately returned Tuesday night, and calls to multiple Ma and Pa's stores in the area rang unanswered.


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