ADDISON, Ill. (STMW) — A west suburban man is a millionaire after he found a winning 4th of July Millionaire Raffle ticket in his glove compartment.
Giuesppe Anelli, a longtime Addison resident, was at a gas station two weeks ago when he opened his glove compartment and noticed the ticket, according to a release from the Illinois Lottery.
“Sometimes I buy an instant ticket or a Lotto ticket and I put them in a glove compartment. But I forgot all about my Raffle ticket!” Anelli said.
He took the ticket into the store to scan it and the message ‘file a claim’ appeared on the screen, the release said. He drove straight home to check the winning numbers and found out he had won.
Anelli and his wife plan to use the money to pay off their house and invest in college funds for their three children, according to the release.
Anelli bought the winning ticket at bought at Citgo, 1740 W. Army Trail Rd. in Addison, the release said.
Anelli is one of two million-dollar winners in the 4th of July Raffle. Pitee Patel, of Rockford, bought his winning ticket in Machesney Park.
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