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Yorkville Resident Wins $1,000,000 Illinois Lottery Prize

March 5, 2018
Peter Stephenson holds his winning Million $$ Match ticket.​
For Immediate Release Contact: Jason Schaumburg (312) 793-3034

YORKVILLE, IL — March 5, 2018 — Peter Stephenson of Yorkville instantly won a $1,000,000 prize when he scratched a Million $$ Match ticket. Stephenson has been playing the Illinois Lottery for years but never had a win this big before.

Stephenson purchased his winning Million $$ Match ticket at Jewel-Osco1177 S. Main St., in Lombard. He didn’t believe he won $1,000,000 until a store clerk reassured him. The retailer received a bonus of $10,000, or one percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.

Million $$ Match is a $30 instant ticket that features three top prizes of $5,000,000, one of which has not been claimed. For more information, 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