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Illinois man honors deceased wife with lottery numbers and wins huge jackpot

An extremely lucky Illinois resident won a huge lottery prize after purchasing a ticket with numbers dedicated to his late wife. According to Illinois LotteryThe lottery player bought the winning ticket at BP in Wadsworth for the Monday, May 20th drawing and ended up winning $1 million. His daughter revealed that he is not the only member of her family to play those winning lottery numbers.

“Our family likes to play the same numbers in different lottery games from time to time, and these numbers are very dear to us. Since our mother's death, we have included numbers that are related to her and have special meaning for all of us in our lottery.”

The daughter saw an article about a local lottery win before her father called to tell her the exciting news.

“I actually read a news report that said a lottery ticket had been won nearby. When my dad called me that night and said, 'I have great news – you know what?' I spoiled his mood by saying, 'We won a million dollars?' He hadn't seen the article yet. Everyone is really excited, but no one is more excited than my dad!”

And that's not all! The winner's daughter shared that the family plans to continue playing the lottery in the hope that numbers honoring her late mother will bring them more luck!

“My dad is convinced that we're going to win one of those huge Mega Millions or Powerball jackpots next. We play for fun! It's fun to think about who we'd share our prize money with, what causes we'd donate to, what we'd spend money on. Dreams aren't bad… but it's even more fun when they become reality.”

The BP in Wadsworth also receives a $10,000 bonus just for being the place where the tickets are sold.

Anna Harden

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