$1 Million Illinois Lottery Prize Remains Unclaimed
CHICAGO – Are you an Illinois mystery millionaire? The winner of a $1 million prize sold at a Chicago convenience store for the May 9, 2018, Powerball drawing has one week left to claim their prize.
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 May 9, 2019, is only a week away.
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 – to win a $1 million prize in the Wednesday, May 9, 2018, drawing.
The unclaimed Powerball prize is one of four seven-figure Illinois Lottery prizes currently unclaimed, totaling $4.15 million.
The three other unclaimed prizes include:
- A $1 million Powerball ticket that was purchased at Schnucks, 975 S. Annie Glidden Road, in DeKalb and matched all five numbers – 01 - 02 - 03 - 07 - 39 – for the drawing on Saturday, February 9, 2019.
- A $2 million Mega Millions ticket that was purchased at Mobil, 1600 New Lenox Road, in Joliet, and matched all five numbers – 8 - 22 - 24 - 38 - 64 – to win a $1,000,000 prize for the Friday, April 5, 2019, drawing. The ticket also matched the Megaplier number, which was 2, turning the prize into $2,000,000.
- A $1,150,000 Lucky Day Lotto ticket that was purchased at Minit Mart Diamond, 3195 E. Division St., in Diamond, and matched all five numbers – 13 - 15 - 22 - 28 - 42 – to win the jackpot for the Tuesday, April 16, evening drawing.
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.
A full list of unclaimed jackpot prizes can be found here. For more information about the Illinois Lottery, please visit Illinoislottery.com.
About the 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 illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years old.