$16.5 Million Lotto Jackpot Won in Chicago
CHICAGO – If you bought a Lotto ticket in the Dunning neighborhood of Chicago, you may want to check it right away! A convenience store in Dunning sold a 00000000$16.5 million winning Lotto ticket in the Saturday, June 27 drawing.
The winning ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven, 5959 W. Belmont Ave., in Dunning and matched all six numbers – 13 - 16 - 19 - 28 - 39 - 43 – to win the jackpot.
The retailer, pictured above, will receive a bonus of $165,000 (one percent of the prize amount) for selling the winning ticket. This is the largest win for the franchise owner, Zuhair Toma, who has been selling lottery tickets at his store for over 23 years. He is planning on using the bonus to further his children’s education.
More than 101,000 other prizes, ranging from $1 to $1,627, were won in this Lotto drawing. In all, players won more than $16.7 million in this drawing.
The Illinois Lottery urges the lucky winner to sign the back of their ticket, keep it in a safe place, and call 1-800-252-1775 for more information on how to claim their prize. Guidelines for mailing in prize claims are available at: Illinois Lottery.com/winning.
Winners have one year from the date of the winning draw in which to claim their prize. Lotto drawings are held once a day, three days a week on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. For more information or to buy tickets online, 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.