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Forest Park Retiree Hits $4,250,000 Lotto Jackpot

March 22, 2018
Charles Vincent holds his winning Lotto ticket.​
For Immediate Release Contact: Jason Schaumburg (312) 793-3034

FOREST PARK, IL — March 22, 2018 — Forest Park retiree Charles Vincent won a $4,250,000 jackpot when his Lotto ticket matched all six winning numbers – 11 - 19 - 26 - 28 - 48 - 49 – in the Monday, January 22, drawing.  “Money should be a joy!” said Vincent, who plans on using his winnings to remodel his home and take a river cruise in Europe.

Vincent, a longtime player of the Illinois Lottery, said, “You won’t win if you don’t play. Buy a ticket.” Vincent purchased his winning Lotto Quick Pick ticket at 7-Eleven, 7749 W. Roosevelt Road, in Forest Park. The retailer received a bonus of $42,500, or one percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket. 

More than 57,000 players won prizes ranging from $1 to $2752.50 in this Lotto drawing. Lotto drawings are held Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 9:22 pm. For more information or to play online, please visit


About Illinois Lottery

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $20 billion (since 1985) 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 services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, Special Olympics and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for all draw-based Illinois Lottery games at Players must be at least 18 years old