Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:17 AM
Updated: Feb 21, 2013 11:38 AM
HELENA - A Bozeman man has claimed an $815,486 Wild Card jackpot prize.
Jay Gleason stepped forward to claim the prize from the Feb. 13 drawing with a ticket he bought at Rosauers in Bozeman.
Gleason is retired.
Gleason says he carries with him more than 10 years worth of lottery numbers he has tracked. He writes down the numbers from each drawing and how often each number comes up, according to a news release from the Montana Lottery.
He plans to give some of the money to his kids and grandkids.
His win is Montana's second-highest Wild Card prize to date, second only to a $1,127,604 jackpot won in Helena in 2006.