Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and a Million Dollars!

Yorkville Resident wins $1million Illinois Lottery Prize

For Immediate Release Contact: Micaela Furyk 630-486-0658

Yorkville, IL— July 26, 2014— “I can’t believe I won a million dollars because we ran out of hamburgers!”  Dan Hoffmann said after winning $million when the numbers on his Powerball Quick Pick ticket matched the first five numbers – 24 – 34 - 36 - 57 - 58 - (11) - in the Saturday July 5 drawing.

Hoffmann was hosting a 4th of July BBQ at his Yorkville home when he ran out of food.  “A lot more people showed up than we were expecting!”  While making a quick trip to his neighborhood Jewel store he decided to buy a $2 Powerball ticket.  “I play Powerball once in a while and I always buy Quick Picks.” 

Several days later Hoffmann checked the winning Powerball numbers on  “I was shocked!  I couldn’t believe it and I don’t think I slept at all that night!”  His immediate plans for the windfall are to pay off his mortgage and invest.

The winning ticket was purchased at Jewel-Osco, 234 East Veterans Parkway in Yorkville.  Today, Illinois Lottery officials presented Hoffmann a ceremonial check for his $1million prize and Jewel a ceremonial check for $10,000, 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.  

This is the second big lottery win for Yorkville residents recently.  Last week a Yorkville man claimed the $250,000 jackpot prize from the 4th of July Lucky Day Lotto midday drawing.   He bought his winning Quick Pick ticket at Express Lane, 109 State Route 47 in Sugar Grove.

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Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $18 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.