Crystal Lake Couple Wins $2.25M Lotto Jackpot

A northwest suburban couple won more than $2 million in a November lottery drawing.

Roy and Gail Voigt of Crystal Lake won the $2.25 million jackpot when they matched all six numbers – 02 – 11 – 31 – 36 – 37 – 48 – in the Nov. 17 drawing, according to a statement from the Illinois Lottery. They plan to get professional financial advice and invest their winnings.

“We are shocked that we won,” Gail Voigt said when the couple presented their ticket at the Illinois Lottery Prize Center in Rockford. “It hasn’t sunk in yet.”

The Voigts have been playing the same numbers for several years. They checked the winning numbers online a few weeks after the drawing and realized they had hit the jackpot.

The Thornton’s gas station at 800 Northwest Highway in Cary received a bonus of $22,500, or 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.

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