Lucky Weekend in Illinois Produces Three Big Winners!
$2,000,000 Mega Millions Prize Won in Joliet
$1,000,000 Powerball Prize Won in Schaumburg
Chicago, Riverdale Players Share a $400,000 Lucky Day Lotto Jackpot
CHICAGO – If you recently purchased a Mega Millions, Powerball or Lucky Day Lotto ticket, you may want to check it right away! A gas station in Joliet sold a $2,000,000 winning Mega Millions ticket in the Friday, April 5, drawing, and a convenience store in Schaumburg sold a $1,000,000 winning Powerball ticket in the Saturday, April 6 draw. A gas station in Chicago and a grocery store in Riverdale each sold winning Lucky Day Lotto tickets in the Friday, April 5, evening drawing. The two lucky winners will split a $400,000 jackpot, resulting in a $200,000 prize for each.
The winning Mega Millions ticket in the Friday, April 5, drawing was purchased at Mobil, 1600 New Lenox Road, in Joliet, and matched all five numbers – 8 - 22 - 24 - 38 - 64 – but not the Mega Ball number, which was 21, to win a $1,000,000 prize. The ticket also matched Megaplier number drawn, which was 2, turning the prize into $2,000,000. The retailer will receive a bonus of $20,000, or one percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.
The winning Powerball ticket in the Saturday, April 6, drawing was purchased at 7-Eleven, 903 W. Wise Road, in Schaumburg, and matched all five numbers – 15 - 33 - 43 - 59 - 60 – but not the Powerball number, which was 8, to win a $1,000,000 prize. The retailer will receive a bonus of $10,000, or one percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.
The winning Lucky Day Lotto tickets in the Friday, April 5, evening drawing were purchased at BP, 3201 W. Montrose Ave., in Chicago, and Riverdale Meat Produce Market, 301 W. 138th St., in Riverdale. Both tickets matched all five numbers – 6 - 8 - 23 - 28 - 40 – to win the jackpot. Each retailer will receive a bonus of $2,000, or one percent of the prize amount, for selling one of the winning tickets.
The Illinois Lottery urges the lucky winners to sign the back of the ticket and keep it in a safe place until they call 1-800-252-1775 or 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. For more information or to subscribe online, 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.