Are you an Illinois mystery millionaire? The winner of a $1 million prize sold at a Chicago convenience store for the May 9, 2018, Powerball drawing has one month left to claim their prize.
If you think you bought a ticket for this drawing, you may want to check your pockets, behind the sofa or wherever you may have placed a winning lottery ticket. Winners have one year from the original drawing date to claim their prize, and the expiration date of May 9, 2019, is only a month away.
The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at Super Price, 2511 W. Cermak Road, in Chicago, and matched all five numbers – 11 – 16 – 38 – 50 – 69 – to win a $1 million prize in the Wednesday, May 9, 2018, drawing.
The unclaimed Powerball prize is one of four seven-figure Illinois Lottery prizes currently unclaimed, totaling $5 million.
The three other unclaimed prizes include:
– A $1 million Powerball ticket that was purchased at Schnucks, 975 S. Annie Glidden Roadin DeKalb and matched all five numbers – 01 – 02 – 03 – 07 – 39 – for the drawing on Saturday, February 9, 2019.
– A $2 million Mega Millions ticket that was purchased at Mobil, 1600 New Lenox Road, in Joliet, and matched all five numbers – 8 – 22 – 24 – 38 – 64 – to win a $1,000,000 prize for the Friday, April 5, 2019, drawing. The ticket also matched the Megaplier number, which was 2, turning the prize into $2,000,000.
– A $1 million Powerball ticket that was purchased at 7-Eleven, 903 W. Wise Road, in Schaumburg and matched all five numbers – 15 – 33 – 43 – 59 – 60 – for the drawing on Saturday, April 6, 2019.
Winning a large lottery prize can be an exciting and life-changing experience, and the Illinois Lottery urges winners to seek financial advice before claiming their prize. The Illinois Lottery Winners’ Handbook provides helpful information regarding the claims process. The Handbook can be found on the Illinois Lottery’s website.
The Illinois Lottery suggests the lucky winners sign the back of their tickets and keep them in a safe place until they visit one of the Lottery’s five Prize Centers in Chicago, Des Plaines, Rockford, Springfield or Fairview Heights.