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$22,500,000 Lotto Jackpot Won!

December 3, 2018
For Immediate Release Contact: Jason Schaumburg (312) 793-3034

PROSPECT HEIGHTS, IL — December 3, 2018 — If you bought a Lotto ticket in Prospect Heights, you may want to check it right away! A gas station in Prospect Heights sold a $22,500,000 winning Lotto ticket in the Saturday, December 1, drawing.

The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at Shell, 2 N. Elmhurst Road, in Prospect Heights, and matched all five numbers – 09 - 14 - 27 - 29 - 50 - 51 – to win the jackpot. The retailer will receive a bonus of $22,500, or one percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.

The Illinois Lottery urges the lucky winner to sign the back of the ticket and keep it in a safe place until they visit one of the Lottery’s five Prize Centers in Chicago, Des Plaines, Rockford, Springfield or Fairview Heights. Winners have one year from the original drawing date to claim their prize.

More than 107,500 players won prizes ranging from $1 to $2,343 in this Lotto drawing.  Lotto drawings are Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9:22 p.m. CST. For more information or to subscribe 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.