Chicago Man Wins $20 Million Instant Jackpot

Impulse buy results in biggest instant game jackpot in Illinois Lottery history

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    Anel Bajtarevic has modest goals with his winnings -- for now.

    A 26-year-old Chicago man is an instant millionaire thanks to an impulse buy at a grocery store.

    Anel Bajtarevic was checking out at a Dominick's store at 1763 West Howard when he decided to buy a 20-20 instant ticket from a self-service machine.

    The ticket turned out to be worth $20 million, the biggest instant game jackpot in llinois Lottery history.

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    Bajtarevic will get $20,000 a week for 20 years which will be paid annually at $1.04 million less tax.

    Bajtarevic is an only child born and raised in Chicago by Bosnian parents.

    He says he'll pay off his family's mortgage and bills and send them on a nice vacation. He also plans to buy his own house, expand his trucking business and donate to charity.