Illinois Lottery’s St. Patrick’s Day Raffle Creates Four New Millionaires
Winning tickets sold in Cook, Du Page, Bond and Crawford counties
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CHICAGO – March 17, 2012 - St. Patrick’s Day brought a bit of luck and a $1,000,000 prize for four Illinois residents who bought winning Illinois Lottery St. Patrick’s Day Millionaire Raffle tickets.
The winning tickets were sold at:
- Millersburg General Store, 613 Illinois Route 143, Pocahontas -- winning ticket # 000092
- Bill’s Village Marathon,1501 S. Busse Rd., Elk Grove Village -- winning ticket # 293120
- Huck’s, 607 Main, Robinson -- winning ticket # 388301
- TJVS Marathon, 389 E. Irving Park Rd, Wood Dale -- winning ticket # 413224
Five (5) $100,000 winning tickets were sold at:
- Consumers Liquors, 1134 Plainfield Rd, Joliet – winning ticket # 291089
- 7-Eleven, 2441 W. Glenview Rd, Glenview – winning ticket # 316852
- McCausland IGA Market, 101 E. Springfield St, Virginia – winning ticket # 339473
- 7-Eleven, 2400 E. Main St., St Charles – winning ticket # 376564
- El Mexicano #1 Food, 6701 N. Clark St., Chicago – winning ticket # 395383
The St. Patrick’s Day Millionaire Raffle is one of the most popular games offered by the Illinois Lottery and provides players the best odds to win a million dollars (1 in 125,000); a $100,000 prize and a $1,000. A total of 509 winning tickets were drawn today.
Lottery players who purchased a St. Patrick’s Day Millionaire Raffle ticket can check the Lottery website www.illinoislottery.com, Facebook page (www.facebook.com/illinoislottery) or Twitter page (http://twitter.com/illinoislottery) today to see if they are one of the 509 lucky winners. Raffle tickets sold out on March 13. The raffle tickets cost $20 and were sold in sequential order at Lottery retailers. Retailers who sold winning tickets will receive one percent of the prize. Winners can claim their prize at one of five Illinois Lottery Claim Centers located throughout the state in Chicago, Des Plaines, Fairview Heights, Rockford or Springfield.
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 www.illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years old.