Bartlett Resident Commemorates Memorial Day
with $1million Illinois Lottery Win!
Ron Ranallo holds his $1million ceremonial check
|For Immediate Release||
Contact: Micaela Small
Bartlett, IL—May 24, 2014— As the temperatures are rising this Memorial Day weekend, so is the balance in Ron Ranallo’s bank account! The lucky Bartlett resident won $1million when the numbers on his Quick Pick ticket matched the first five numbers – 13 - 14 - 16 – 50 - 56 - (11) - in the Friday May 16 Mega Millions drawing. Today, Illinois Lottery officials presented Ranallo an oversized $1million check to commemorate the win.
Ranallo, a factory worker, often asks his father to buy him a Mega Millions Quick Pick ticket. “My dad bought the ticket for me and then he checked the winning numbers on illinoislottery.com. When we realized I’d won, we were absolutely shocked!” Ranallo plans to bank the windfall for now and will “invest wisely” for retirement. “This lottery win gives me peace of mind.”
The winning ticket was purchased at Mr. Quik Ezz Food Mart, 980 South Bartlett Road in Bartlett. The retailer received a $10,000 bonus, 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.
The Mega Millions minimum jackpot prize is $15 million, and grows by at least $5 million after each drawing in which the jackpot is not won. The base, match-5# Mega Millions second prize is $1million, and can grow to as much as $5 million for players who select the Megaplier play option. Overall odds of winning any Mega Millions prize are 1 in 14.7. Base tickets cost $1. For more information, please visit illinoislottery.com.
Mega Millions is currently played in 45 jurisdictions: 43 states plus Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are Tuesday and Friday evenings at 11:00 Eastern Time, 10:00 Central Time, 9:00 Mountain Time and 8:00 Pacific Time. Profits from every Mega Millions ticket sold in Illinois remain in Illinois.
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 www.illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years old.