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Illinois Woman Shocked When Gift Of A Lucky Day Lotto Ticket Wins $1 Million

April 26th, 2024

Photo Caption: A ‘Lucky Winner’ recently received a shocking gift: $1 million jackpot-winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket that was purchased in Loves Park, Ill.

CHICAGO, April 26, 2024 – An Illinois Lottery player is shocked after receiving a gift she never expected: A Lucky Day Lotto ticket that turned out to be worth a whopping $1 million.

The ticket was purchased for the April 22 midday drawing at Fas Mart, located at 6010 East Riverside Blvd. in Loves Park, a town just north of Rockford. 

The winner actually received the ticket as a gift from a regular customer, and was in complete shock when she discovered it was a jackpot-winning ticket worth $1 million.

The lucky player’s winning ticket matched all five numbers in the Monday midday drawing to score the $1 million jackpot prize. The winning numbers were: 3-4-6-25-27.

For selling the winning ticket, Fas Mart in Loves Park will receive a selling bonus of one percent of the prize amount, or $10,000.

The winner plans to use her prize to buy a car, give some to her grandfather, find a new place to live, and save the rest. “Everything happens for a reason,” the anonymous winner said.

So far this year, over four million winning Lucky Day Lotto tickets have been sold, with total prizes amounting to more than $22 million for Illinois Lottery players.

Lucky Day Lotto is an Illinois-only game with twice daily drawings at 12:40 p.m. and 9:22 p.m.

Tickets for the game can be purchased in-store, online, or on the Illinois Lottery app. For more information or to buy tickets online, please visit

Lucky Day Lotto b-roll available for download here.

And please remember… Lucky Day Lotto is a game of chance. Knowing the rules and odds of the games you play is an important part of responsible gaming. To learn more, visit the responsible gaming pages on the Illinois Lottery website: Illinois Lottery Responsible Gaming.

About the Illinois Lottery

The Illinois Lottery, founded in 1974, has contributed over $24 billion to the State’s Common School Fund in support of K-12 public education in Illinois since 1985. The Common School Fund is the Illinois Lottery’s primary benefactor, receiving nearly 99% of Illinois Lottery proceeds. The Illinois Lottery also supports various specialty causes as described in the Illinois Lottery Law (20 ILCS 1605/21.4). For more information about the Illinois Lottery and the causes we support, please visit