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Illinois woman wins $15 million on instant lottery ticket

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HANOVER PARK, Ill. — A Hanover Park, Illinois, woman recently won $15 million playing a World Class Millions Illinois Lottery ticket, according to an Illinois Lottery news release.

Michelle Baymon, of Hanover Park, bought one of three existing $15 million prize winning tickets and chose to take a lump sum of $9 million, as it requires less withholding, the release stated.

According to the release, she now plans to buy a house, a new car, invest some of the money and donate to a charity.

Baymon was home when she scratched her ticket and discovered she had become a millionaire.

"I passed it around for everyone in my family to look at it," she said in the release. "We didn't know how to react."

Baymon said she typically buys one or two instant lottery tickets every week, but she was still surprised by the lucky draw.

"This is an incredible blessing," she said. "I never expected something like this to happen to me."

She purchased the winning ticket at the Hanover Park Circle K at 1597 West Irving Park Road. As a bonus for selling the winning ticket, the convenience store will receive one percent of the prize amount, $150,000, according to the release.

World Class Millions is a $30 instant ticket offering three top prizes of $15 million and seven prizes of $1 million. Two of the top prizes, and six $1 million prizes have not been claimed, according to the release.

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Posted: August 12, 2015, 10:13 am - IP Logged

Wow! She beat the odds and Won one of the Top Prizes! Enjoy your Win Michelle!

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    Posted: August 12, 2015, 10:19 am - IP Logged

    I hate the Illinois Lottery scratch off games. Although the top prize per game play cost beats practically ever other state, I have purchased more than my fair share of worthless pieces of card thick game pieces while winners have come from areas far away from where I live. I am especially suspicious of Illinois Lottery vendor Northstar discontinuing and pulling games that still have top prizes yet to be claimed or won. That makes me think they never had distributed the winning tickets in the first place, so false advertising which is a crime. Also, one of such games I have probably spent $1,000 playing at $10 per game  had a winner in Springfield...which is right where the Illinois Lottery headquarters is located. How convenient!

    Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

    The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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      Posted: August 12, 2015, 2:16 pm - IP Logged

      I feel ya so much,I wish Tn Lottery would fall off the face of the Earth.Their day will come,stealing from us all the time.

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        Posted: August 12, 2015, 3:32 pm - IP Logged

        "I passed it around for all of my family to look at it."  Michelle, did you sign it first ?  Congratulations on winning nine million dollars.  Your wants and desires are normal. Party

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          Posted: August 12, 2015, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

          Congratulations, Michelle, on your HUGE Illinois Lottery scratch off jackpot win! Banana

          I sure was captivated by this game's top 3 prizes; upon noticing it a couple of weeks ago!  I wondered how many months it would take for the 1st of the $15 million jackpot winners to reveal themself.  Actually, I think this game is only two months old, so I find this big win rather quick!

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            Posted: August 12, 2015, 9:36 pm - IP Logged

            I hate the Illinois Lottery scratch off games. Although the top prize per game play cost beats practically ever other state, I have purchased more than my fair share of worthless pieces of card thick game pieces while winners have come from areas far away from where I live. I am especially suspicious of Illinois Lottery vendor Northstar discontinuing and pulling games that still have top prizes yet to be claimed or won. That makes me think they never had distributed the winning tickets in the first place, so false advertising which is a crime. Also, one of such games I have probably spent $1,000 playing at $10 per game  had a winner in Springfield...which is right where the Illinois Lottery headquarters is located. How convenient!

            Wow that was fast! Somebody must have shipped the wrong pallet at the warehouse ha ha!

            This game just came out... Good for her!

            I agree oldschool... There's another scratcher that's been out for almost 3yrs now... 1 jackpot winner so far, bet they pull that game soon before paying out the remaining 2 now that the win for life is back.

            lame...

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              Posted: August 12, 2015, 9:44 pm - IP Logged

              played a fair amount of those same tickets here in IL. since they came out. my biggest winner is $300. a far cry from $15 million.Confused

              "Money won is twice as sweet as money earned"

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                Posted: August 12, 2015, 10:26 pm - IP Logged

                $30 is a little bit too much Dead  but I hear the payout is amazing. Thumbs Up to all who play these tickets

                That money's gone fo ever

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                  Posted: August 13, 2015, 7:32 am - IP Logged

                  Nice job, Congrats Michelle.

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                    Posted: August 15, 2015, 2:03 am - IP Logged

                    Congratulations to Michelle.

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                      Posted: August 16, 2015, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

                      I hate the Illinois Lottery scratch off games. Although the top prize per game play cost beats practically ever other state, I have purchased more than my fair share of worthless pieces of card thick game pieces while winners have come from areas far away from where I live. I am especially suspicious of Illinois Lottery vendor Northstar discontinuing and pulling games that still have top prizes yet to be claimed or won. That makes me think they never had distributed the winning tickets in the first place, so false advertising which is a crime. Also, one of such games I have probably spent $1,000 playing at $10 per game  had a winner in Springfield...which is right where the Illinois Lottery headquarters is located. How convenient!

                      Good thought, and how does anyone know these tickets really have a top prize ,i think the public has a right to know with verification. They reward as they profit and build the prize level from players.