Chicago Man Wins $1 Million on Scratch-Off Ticket

A Chicago man is $1 million richer after hitting the jackpot on a scratch-off lottery ticket.

Chicago resident Luis Rivera recently won the prize on a Million Dollar Payday ticket from the Illinois Lottery. Rivera told the Lottery he was in a “state of disbelief” after he won, and that his own wife and mother didn’t believe him when he told them he had won.

Rivera plans to buy a house with the winnings, and also to support his wife and mother.

The winning ticket was purchased at Ozzie’s Liquor and Deli, located in Melrose Park. The business received a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

According to the Lottery, the Million Dollar Payday ticket has a total of three $1,000,000 prizes, one of which has not yet been claimed. 

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