Luck Is In The Air For Illinois Residents

Three big winners overnight in Jackpot Games; 6 big winners since Sunday

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CHICAGO – September 22nd – Sometimes when it rains, it pours, and for the Illinois Lottery that means a lot more sunny days for some lucky Illinoisans. Last night’s Illinois Lottery drawings produced three big winners, including one multi-millionaire. 

  • A winning Lotto ticket worth $3,250,000 was sold in Bloomington at the Commerce Shell, 1801 S. Veterans Parkway. 
  • In Westchester a winning Powerball ticket worth $200,000 was sold at Pride of Westchester, 11201 Cermak Road. 
  • In Melrose Park a Little Lotto $100,000 winning ticket was sold overnight at Food 4 Less, 2501 W. North Ave. 

Earlier this week, a $250,000 MegaMillions winning ticket was sold at Speedway, 8424 Willow Springs Road in Willow Springs, and two Little Lotto winning tickets both for $100,000 were sold in Chicago at the 7-Eleven, 10301 S. Sawyer Ave. and at Jumpin Jimmy’s, 1507 W. Fayette in Effingham. 

“This is what it is all about, winning and winning big,” said Victor Golden, Interim Superintendent of the Illinois Lottery. “This week, we had a gentleman cash his winning Little Lotto ticket for $100,000 and he told me he plans to use the money to put his granddaughter through college. It’s wonderful to see our players do amazing things with their winnings.” 

The Illinois Lottery also reported on Monday that there is an unprecedented amount of top prizes in the new portfolio of scratch games with 65 $1,000,000 or more prizes available. The newest game, $200 Million Cash Spectacular, will create over 7.6 million winners across the state. 

To date, the Illinois Lottery has contributed $16.4 billion to the state Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as the Capital Fund. Players can check their tickets and learn more about the Illinois Lottery and its newest scratch games by visiting


About Illinois Lottery

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $20 billion to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like Illinois Veterans, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for Mega Millions, Powerball and Lotto at Players must be at least 18 years old.