$29.5M Lotto Ticket Claimed By Suburban Resident

CHICAGO (WBBM) – Someone has now come forward to claim a winning lottery ticket purchased in the south suburbs in June.

The $29.5 million lottery ticket was purchased at a Tinley Park gas station by someone living in the south suburbs, but officials say it will be next week before that person’s full identity is revealed.

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Lottery officials say it was one of the largest jackpots ever because the winner was able to match all six numbers.

That person now has two options. They can either take annual payments of $1 million, or a lump sum of just under $20 million, roughly $19.4 million according to a spokesperson for the Illinois Lottery.

  • Mo Money Mo Money Mo Money

    Lets do lunch, I think I love you. Renee.

  • Taxpayer 2

    Good for you! Do not lose the monies. Take the annual payments. Don’t get rip off either.

  • wonder

    All media when reporting a story such as this NEVER tell us if the winnig ticket was a QUICK PICK or not,I think that`s an important part of this story!!

  • Drew

    Willing to travel to the southern suburbs if lottery winner needs special assistance in handling his/her newfound wealth, lol! Seriously, congratulations to the winner…and please share it with those whom are deserving, and spend wisely, too! :-)

  • Deb Stimson

    The state probably hopes he opts for the lump sum so they can get all the state tax this year. But then, with the current financial state of IL, who knows if there will be money left for the $1 mil payouts in future years.

  • Lisa Ladonski

    Congrats to the winner!

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