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Scratch-Off Ticket

Shirley Stojack bought a winning $2.5 million Illinois Lottery instant game ticket for her son Daniel as part of a regular arrangement, and now he's using some of the money for a Mother's Day gift. (Credit: Nancy Harty/CBS)

No Fooling: April 1 Lottery Winnings Turn Into Big Mother’s Day Gift

Daniel Stojak won’t have any trouble buying his mom the diamond bracelet she wants for Mother’s Day, thanks to what she already bought for him last month.

05/08/2014

Anel Bajtarevic holds up a check after claiming the largest instant game jackpot in Illinois history. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Chicago Man Wins Largest Instant Game In Illinois History

For 26-year-old Anel Bajtarevic a trip to the grocery store on June 17 changed his life forever.

07/09/2013

Lotto Sign (Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

Lucky Lake Villa Man One In A Million

Sometimes Kenny Perry had an itch that had to be scratched — as in a lottery scratch-off ticket. On Friday, he was presented with a giant million-dollar lottery check.

10/15/2011