Successful $850,000 Lotto Ticket Bought at Retailer in Chicago Neighborhood – NBC Chicago

It was their Fortunate Day.

Video Connection, an Illinois Lottery retail retailer in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood this weekend bought an $850,000 profitable Fortunate Day Lotto ticket, based on a press launch from the Illinois Lottery.

The profitable ticket matched all 5 numbers to win the jackpot for Sunday’s noon drawing: 1-16-42-43-45.

“I believed my enterprise associate was pulling an April fools prank on me when he
despatched me a textual content message that our retailer might need bought the profitable jackpot
ticket,” stated Charles Newsome, Video Connection proprietor. “I shortly realized that it
wasn’t a prank when an Illinois Lottery consultant known as to congratulate us –
that was an superior second!”

Supplied by Illinois Lottery

Charles Newsome (left) and Charles Value, house owners of Video Connection in downtown Hyde Park Sunday, April 10.

The shop, situated at 1208 E. 53rd St. has been in downtown Hyde Park for greater than 30 years, and Newsome hopes the winner is somebody that he is aware of.

“After greater than three a long time at this location, we’ve developed shut
relationships with lots of our clients, so we’re all hoping that it’s somebody
that frequents our retailer,” Newsome stated.

For promoting the profitable ticket, the shop receives one % of the prize quantity as a bonus. On this case, that quantities to $8,500.

“We plan to make use of the bonus to make amends for excellent payments. We additionally plan to do
one thing particular for our devoted workers who’ve remained loyal throughout
the tough occasions,” added Newsome.

Winners have one yr from the date of the profitable draw during which to say their prize.