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91-Year-Old Oak Brook Resident Wins $1,000,000 Powerball Prize

April 5, 2018
Robert Schuit holds his winning $1,000,000 Powerball ticket.
For Immediate Release Contact: Jason Schaumburg (312) 793-3034

OAKBROOK, IL — April 5, 2018 — 91-year-old Robert Schuit of Oak Brook won a $1,000,000 prize when his Powerball ticket matched five numbers – 03 - 04 - 18 - 29 - 61 – in the Wednesday, March 21, drawing.

A retiree, Schuit was a lifelong bachelor until marrying his wife nine years ago. He’s been playing the Illinois Lottery since the very first draw in 1974, but he has never won big until now. “Now I have some cushion,” he said regarding his win. He plans to use some of his winnings to remodel his home.

Schuit bought his $1,000,000 winning ticket at 7-Eleven, 301 N. Cass Ave., in Westmont. The retailer received a bonus of $10,000, one percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket. Powerball drawings are at 9:59 PM (CT) every Wednesday and Saturday. For more information or to play online, please visit


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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