Suburban Man Wins $2M Lottery Prize - NBC Chicago

Suburban Man Wins $2M Lottery Prize



    A Florida man says his friend cheated him out of $1 million lottery ticket, telling him it was only worth $100,000 and pocketing the difference. (Published Monday, June 19, 2017)

    A Glen Ellyn man won $2 million from an Illinois Lottery ticket he bought at a Chicago newsstand.

    Robert Deitch was on his way to work when he bought the winning “50X The Money” ticket at Gateway Newstand, 2 N. Riverside Plaza, according to the Illinois Lottery.  Biggest Lottery WinnersBiggest Lottery Winners

    He opted to take his prize as a one-time payment of $1.2 million, prior to withholding.

    “I’m going to buy a couple things and then invest the rest,” Deitch said of his plans for the money.

    Gateway Newstand will received a bonus of $20,000, or 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket, the lottery said.

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