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Chicago, Jacksonville Players Share $500,000 Lucky Day Lotto Jackpot!

If you bought a Lucky Day Lotto ticket in Chicago or Jacksonville, you may want to check it right away! A convenience store in Chicago and a truck stop in Jacksonville each sold winning Lucky Day Lottotickets in the Tuesday, October 22, evening drawing. The two lucky winners will split the $500,000 jackpot, resulting in a $250,000 prize for each.

The winning tickets were purchased at Gateway Newstand, 2 N. Riverside Plaza, in Chicago and Hannels FS Truck Stop, 2003 W. Morton Ave., in Jacksonville. Both tickets matched all five numbers – 8 – 18- 28 – 32 – 35 – to win the jackpot. Each retailer will receive a bonus of $2,500, or one percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning tickets.

The Illinois Lottery urges the lucky winner to sign the back of the ticket and keep it in a safe place until they visit one of the Lottery’s five Prize Centers in Chicago, Des Plaines, Rockford, Springfield or Fairview Heights. Winners have one year from the original drawing date to claim their prize.

More than 20,400 prizes, ranging from $1 to $200, were won in this Lucky Day Lotto drawing. In all, players won more than $548,400 in this drawing. Lucky Day Lotto drawings are twice a day, seven days a week. For more information or to buy tickets online, please visit

About the Illinois Lottery:

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $21 billion (since 1985) to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like homelessness prevention, Illinois Veterans services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, Special Olympics, police memorial funds and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for all draw-based Illinois Lottery games at Players must be at least 18 years old.

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