LAKE MILLS — Playing the same numbers for more than 30 years paid off for a loyal Wisconsin Lottery player, Jim Yandre of Lake Mills.
Jim hit the $350,000 SuperCash! top prize in the Wednesday, Jan. 29 drawing.
Jim has been playing the same meaningful numbers for the past 30 years, representing his late wife and children’s birthdays.
He plays regularly and this is his biggest win, although he has won smaller amounts in the past.
Remaining consistent in playing the same numbers, Jim also likes to keep the same pattern for checking his numbers. He typically checks his tickets on Thursday mornings. After checking this winning ticket, he had to call his daughter-in-law to double-check the ticket for him.
Before retiring, Jim was a firefighter in Lake Mills whose sons have followed in his footsteps and are firefighters in Jefferson County. Jim said he is excited to share some of his winnings with his children.
The winning ticket was purchased at Lake Mills Market, 375 West Tyranena Park Road. Retailers who sell winning tickets over $599 receive an incentive of 2 percent of the winning ticket amount up to $100,000.
This is the second time the top prize has been won in 2020.
The odds of winning the SuperCash! top prize is one in 1,631,312.