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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