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Illinois man claims $37.5 million Lotto jackpot

Illinois LotteryIllinois Lottery: Illinois man claims $37.5 million Lotto jackpot

Eric J. Wagner, co-owner of Wagner Hunting and Fishing, Freeport, is a little — make that a lot — richer after winning $37.5 million Monday in the Illinois Lottery.

Wagner's father, William, said his son learned at about 9:30 a.m. Monday he had the winning ticket. Wagner was not available for comment this morning.

"He's going to take the rest of his life off," William Wagner joked.

William Wagner said he didn't know what plans his son had for the money but probably intended to "spend it."

The winning Lotto ticket was sold at Horizon Super Market, 1130 S. Galena Ave., Freeport. Store owner George Khoury said this morning this is the first time his store has sold a winning lottery ticket and he was surprised when he heard the news. His store will receive 1 percent, or $375,000, of the winning ticket pay out.

A spokesman for the Illinois Lottery wouldn't release the winner's name until after an affidavit is signed. He said the winner has up to one year to file for the claim.

Monroe Times

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Posted: April 27, 2005, 4:40 pm - IP Logged
Quote: William Wagner said he didn't know what plans his son had for the money but probably intended to "spend it.


No surprise!

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    Posted: April 28, 2005, 7:14 am - IP Logged

    "A spokesman for the Illinois Lottery wouldn't release the winner's name until after an affidavit is signed. He said the winner has up to one year to file for the claim."



    They released the winner's name in the article.

    I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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      Posted: April 28, 2005, 7:20 am - IP Logged

      he's going to take the rest off his life off......

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        Posted: April 28, 2005, 9:59 am - IP Logged

         It seems the Illinois Lotto HAS changed since conducting the draws three days a week (despite claims that it would not change otherwise).  The minimum rollover got cut in half from $500,000 to $250,000.

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          Posted: April 29, 2005, 4:54 am - IP Logged

          that ain't good....