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Longtime friends share $7.4 million Lotto jackpot

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Pair hits the jackpot after years of playing Illinois Lottery

By Todd Northrop

A Carol Stream, Illinois, couple has won a whopping $7.4 million jackpot in the Illinois Lottery after their April 29 Quick Pick Lotto ticket hit on all six numbers.

The winning ticket was purchased at Carol Stream's Payless Tobacco.  The winning numbers on April 29 were 4, 5, 7, 12, 31, and 45.

Carol Davis and Conrad Rask met eight years ago at an area restaurant where she was a manager and he a regular patron, and for years the two have bonded over playing the lottery, according to an Illinois Lottery press release.

Rask says Davis used to scratch lottery tickets during breaks, which led to the two playing together.

"I couldn't believe my eyes," said Rask, a retired electrician, in the release. "I called Carol right away and told her we just won $7.4 million."

"Conrad suggested we start playing Lotto together... He really believed that one day we would win big, and we did!" Davis exulted in the release.

The pair has won smaller prizes before, but nothing of this magnitude.

Rask said he will share his winnings with family and invest; Davis said the same, adding that she will also likely get a new car.

The Payless Tobacco store, located at 1485 Fair Oaks Road, Carol Stream, was awarded a bonus of $74,000 for selling the ticket.

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Posted: May 24, 2013, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

WTG, win and take care or your freinds.

Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.


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    Posted: May 24, 2013, 5:34 pm - IP Logged

    Who doesn't think that when playing lottery ?

     

    ... "He really believed that one day we would win big, and we did!"

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      Posted: May 24, 2013, 5:49 pm - IP Logged

      Congrats to the lucky winners. Thumbs Up

      Guess Who's Back?

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        Posted: May 24, 2013, 8:03 pm - IP Logged

        Congratulations to the winners Hurray!

        I Love Pink & Green 1908

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          Posted: May 24, 2013, 8:10 pm - IP Logged

          Congrats to the winners. May they continue to win again..

                                                       

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            Posted: May 24, 2013, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

            Great story Thumbs Up

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              Posted: May 25, 2013, 2:45 am - IP Logged

              I Agree!

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                Posted: May 25, 2013, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

                Glad they are sharing, and there is not fighting over the winning ticket.

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                  Posted: May 25, 2013, 6:40 pm - IP Logged

                  Glad they are sharing, and there is not fighting over the winning ticket.

                  Yea, lawyers hate when that happens.

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                    Posted: May 25, 2013, 7:27 pm - IP Logged

                    Glad they are sharing, and there is not fighting over the winning ticket.

                    I Agree!

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                      Posted: May 25, 2013, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

                      That's a nice story and they make a great couple...even though they're not really a 'couple'. Smile

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                        Posted: May 25, 2013, 9:34 pm - IP Logged

                        Great story.

                        Good to see a real man of his word nowadays.

                        God Bless 'em both.

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                          Posted: May 26, 2013, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

                          Great story.

                          Good to see a real man of his word nowadays.

                          God Bless 'em both.

                          I Agree! "I couldn't believe my eyes," said Rask, a retired electrician, in the release. "I called Carol right away and told her we just won $7.4 million."

                          From how I read the story sounds like he brought the ticket and from the instant he knew it was a jackpot winner he wasn't hesitant at all to call his friend and tell her "We've won a jackpot".

                          I've had friends and relatives who wanted a similar agreement with me except they only brought tickets occasionally or not at all and I buy them almost every drawing and I might not be as anxious to call them if I won a jackpot and hadn't heard from them for a while.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: May 27, 2013, 2:55 pm - IP Logged

                            The right thing to do  OR the easy way out?  Good for them ! Not everyone has an ulterior motive.

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