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$1 Million Illinois Lottery Prize Remains Unclaimed

November 18, 2020

Winning Berwyn player must claim by November 20

CHICAGO—The Illinois Lottery is calling all Lucky Day Lotto players to check behind their sofas, inside their junk drawers or wherever they could have misplaced a winning lottery ticket — as it could be worth a million dollars. 

Nearly one year ago, a winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket was purchased at Berwyn Fruit Market located at 3811 S Harlem Ave. The ticket matched all five numbers – 03 - 14 - 19 - 30 - 32 – to win $1.05 million during the midday drawing on Nov. 20, 2019. 

The lucky holder of that ticket has yet to come forward and has until Friday, Nov. 20 to claim the million-dollar prize.

“We strongly encourage all of our players to check and double-check their tickets,” said Illinois Lottery Acting Director Harold Mays. “We’d like to be able to connect the winner with their prize.”

Winners have one year from the original drawing date to claim prizes. The Illinois Lottery advises lucky winners to sign the backs of their tickets and keep them safe until they are able to claim their prizes. 

Winning a large lottery prize can be an exciting and life-changing experience. The Illinois Lottery Winners’ Handbook, found on the Illinois Lottery website, provides helpful information regarding the claims process and how to manage winnings. 

For more information about the Illinois Lottery, please visit illinoislottery.com.

 

About the Illinois Lottery:

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $21 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 homelessness prevention, Illinois Veterans services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, Special Olympics, police memorials 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.