Money Mania Makes Sycamore Man A Millionaire
Meet Milan Krpan, Jr. - “I always told my wife I would win but she didn’t believe me.”
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What game did you win and how much did you win?
Money Mania - $2 million
Where did you purchase the winning ticket?
The Corral in Sycamore, Ill.
What were your initial thoughts?
I couldn’t believe it at first. When I saw that I won, I didn’t scream or anything, but I was really excited.
Who did you talk to first after finding out you won?
I called my wife first and she didn’t believe me. She said, “You are going to give me a heart attack” and hung up on me. It wasn’t until the next day when we had the ticket validated in Rockford that she believed me.
What’s different about how you feel?
I’m 42 and knowing you are going to be debt-free is a good feeling. I feel very lucky and fortunate.
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