.85M winning Illinois Lotto ticket sold at River Grove grocery store, Rich’s Fresh Market

$4.85M winning Illinois Lotto ticket sold at River Grove grocery store, Rich’s Fresh Market

RIVER GROVE, In poor health. (TOC) — A $4.85 million successful Lotto ticket was bought at a River Grove grocery retailer over the weekend, the Illinois Lottery mentioned Monday.

The successful ticket was bought at Wealthy’s Recent Market, situated at 3141 N. Thatcher Ave. in River Grove, and matched all six Lotto numbers in Saturday night’s drawing, 8-12-14-22-27-36, to win the jackpot, the Lottery mentioned.

“We all know who purchased the successful ticket – he’s considered one of our common clients,” mentioned Lucas Bujak, common supervisor of Wealthy’s Recent Market. “The gentleman got here into the shop on Sunday morning and commenced inserting his tickets into the Lottery machine. One among my workers jokingly requested him if he received, however earlier than he might reply, the shopper nearly fainted.”

After which in accordance with his worker, a couple of minutes later, the shopper started shouting, “I am unable to consider it, I truly received the Lotto jackpot – I suppose I can now stop my job.”

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The fortunate participant is now the tenth Illinois Lotto participant to win a prize of one million {dollars} or extra since January 2022. That is the second largest Lotto jackpot win since April 2022.

“I have been with the corporate for over 20 years and our grocery-store chains have bought quite a lot of successful Lottery tickets. Nonetheless, that is the most important one we have been part of – due to our loyal clients,” Bujak mentioned.

Wealthy’s Recent Market may also get a promoting bonus of 1% of the prize quantity, or $48,500 on this case.

Winners have one yr from the date of the successful draw to say their prize.

The Illinois Lottery encourages all fortunate winners to put in writing their identify on the again of their ticket and preserve it in a secure place till they’re prepared to say their prize. Winners ought to go to IllinoisLottery.com/successful to discover ways to declare their prizes.

Lotto is an Illinois-only sport that’s performed thrice per week on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

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