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$1 Million 2012 St. Patrick's Day Raffle ticket found just in time

Mar 15, 2013, 3:16 pm

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Illinois LotteryIllinois Lottery: $1 Million 2012 St. Patrick's Day Raffle ticket found just in timeRating:

The Illinois Lottery announced today that a previously unclaimed $1 million 2012 St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle ticket, sold last year in Wood Dale, has been claimed just three days prior to its expiration.

Raffle ticket number 413224 from the 2012 St. Patrick's Day Raffle drawing was presented to Lottery officials in Des Plaines on Thursday by an attorney representing three Chicago-area residents, all of whom are related.

"It's great news that the missing $1 million dollar ticket was found," said Lottery Superintendent Michael Jones. "I urge everyone who has bought, or will buy, a St. Patrick's Day raffle ticket for this year's drawing on Sunday to sign the back of the ticket and keep it handy. Any one of the 500,000 tickets available could be worth a million dollars."

More details on the winners who submitted the 11th hour claim from last year's drawing will be released as they become available.

The winning $1 million Raffle ticket was purchased at TJVS Marathon, 389 East Irving Park Road, in Wood Dale. There are still 27 raffle prizes of $1,000 each not yet claimed from the last St. Patrick's day drawing, which saw 509 winning tickets selected.

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helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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The Illinois Lottery announced today that a previously unclaimed $1 million 2012 St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle ticket, sold last year in Wood Dale, has been claimed just three days prior to its expiration.

Raffle ticket number 413224 from the 2012 St. Patrick's Day Raffle drawing was presented to Lottery officials in Des Plaines on Thursday by an attorney representing three Chicago-area residents, all of whom are related.

"It's great news that the missing $1 million dollar ticket was found," said Lottery Superintendent Michael Jones. "I urge everyone who has bought, or will buy, a St. Patrick's Day raffle ticket for this year's drawing on Sunday to sign the back of the ticket and keep it handy. Any one of the 500,000 tickets available could be worth a million dollars."

More details on the winners who submitted the 11th hour claim from last year's drawing will be released as they become available.

The winning $1 million Raffle ticket was purchased at TJVS Marathon, 389 East Irving Park Road, in Wood Dale. There are still 27 raffle prizes of $1,000 each not yet claimed from the last St. Patrick's day drawing, which saw 509 winning tickets selected.

That was a close one, sign the back of the ticket and keep it handy.

Good adviceYes Nod

Congrats! to the winners if you happen to be reading this, spend wiselyParty

 Have FUN!

Patriot

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    I wonder if waiting so long before coming forward with the ticket will trigger an investigation like the one Iowa did when a lawyer came forward with the winning ticket just before it was due to expire?

     * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

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      dallascowboyfan's avatar - chi
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      WOW three days left talk about cutting it close. Congratulations to the winners.

      I Love Pink & Green 1908

        sully16's avatar - sharan
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        Glad they found their ticket.

        Type hehehehehehe.

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          I wonder if waiting so long before coming forward with the ticket will trigger an investigation like the one Iowa did when a lawyer came forward with the winning ticket just before it was due to expire?

          Yeah,I hope they don't get screwed out of the money like the attorney for the winner of the Hot Lotto ticket in Iowa did.

            HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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            I'm sure glad that they found and submitted their $1M Gross, top tier ticket on time. Stooges

            So many folks are struggling for money.  Thus, it is amazing to me that not 1, yet 27 people, didn't collect their tidy $1K pre-taxed win (now I know that not all of these were ticket's presented as gifts to non-gamblers, thus ignorant ticket checkers)!!!

            Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

            Disney

              joshuacloak's avatar - mask

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              my guest is family was much bigger then 3

              they must of did there own version of hunger games in that family

              the last 3  of this death match knew time was running out so they spit it 3 ways, glad thats over with

              am sure with more time,  we would of only been left with only  winner!

               

               

              joking aside, good for them finding the ticket and checking to see if it won, glad they won and not the state. biggest prize's of a game i think belong with players aways, we paid for top prize's so someone should win it!

              One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.

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                They better spend it fast before they find the winners body.

                  rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                  They better spend it fast before they find the winners body.

                  Yeah, you gotta wonder whenever a writhing, undulating, slithering, slimy, squirming lawyer shows up with the ticket.

                  That's always a red flag.

                    sully16's avatar - sharan
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                    Yeah, you gotta wonder whenever a writhing, undulating, slithering, slimy, squirming lawyer shows up with the ticket.

                    That's always a red flag.

                    Yep, I believe so.

                    Type hehehehehehe.

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                      We need to keep our ticket to avoid the hasle of trying to find lost tickets. The winner is so lucky to claim his prize! Invest wisely! :)