$4 Million Illinois Lottery Prize Remains Unclaimed
Mystery millionaire has 30 days left to come forward with winning ticket sold in Chicago in February 2018
CHICAGO, IL – Are you an Illinois mystery millionaire? The winner of a $4 million prize sold at a Chicago gas station for
If you think you bought a ticket for this drawing, you may want to check your pockets, behind the sofa or wherever you may have placed a winning lottery ticket. Winners have one year from the original drawing date to claim their prize, and the expiration date of February 23,
The winning Mega Millions Megaplier Quick Pick ticket was purchased at BP, 1955 W. Cermak Road, in Chicago and matched all five numbers – 07 - 11 - 13 - 19 - 58 – to win a $1 million prize in the Friday, February 23, drawing. The Megaplier number drawn was 04, multiplying the winner’s prize to $4 million.
The unclaimed Mega Millions prize is one of four seven-figure Illinois Lottery prizes currently unclaimed, totaling $8.3 million.
The three other unclaimed prizes include:
$1 million Powerball prize: The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at Super Price, 2511 W. Cermak Road, in Chicago and matched all five numbers – 11 - 16 - 38 - 50 - 69 – in the Wednesday, May 9, drawing.
$2 million Lucky Day Lotto prize: The winning ticket was purchased at Minuteman, 6900 Kingery Highway, in Willowbrook and matched all five numbers – 03 - 07 - 08 - 09 - 23 – to win the jackpot in the midday drawing on Friday, June 29, 2018.
$1.3 million Lucky Day Lotto prize: The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at Oak Pantry and Deli, 6925 Joliet Road, in Indian Head Park and matched all five numbers – 19 - 35 - 39 - 43 - 45 – to win the jackpot in the midday drawing on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.
Winning a large lottery prize can be an exciting and life-changing experience, and the Illinois Lottery urges winners to seek financial advice before claiming their prize. The Illinois Lottery Winners’ Handbook provides helpful information regarding the claims process. The Handbook can be found on the Illinois Lottery’s website.
The Illinois Lottery suggests the lucky winners sign the back of their tickets and keep them in a safe place until they visit one of the Lottery’s five Prize Centers in Chicago, Des Plaines, Rockford, Springfield or Fairview Heights.
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 illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years old.