A Schiller Park man was busy making big plans for his future after hitting a million dollar Powerball jackpot.
Octavio Perez, 27, matched five numbers in the Jan. 5th drawing. Lottery officials presented him with his commemorative check on Thursday.
Perez, who works in a warehouse in Elk Grove Village, said he plans to buy a house for his mom and a Camaro for himself. He said he'll also spring for a college education.
"When I realized I won the million dollars I was in shock. I couldn't believe it. It's amazing," he said.
Perez said that he was so excited about winning he couldn't eat for a day.
The Powerball numbers drawn on Jan. 5 were 26, 30, 49, 51, 54 and the Powerball was 25.