Schiller Park Man Collects Powerball Winnings

Octavio Perez matched five numbers in the Jan. 5th drawing

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    Octavio Perez

    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.