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October 1, 2023

Illinois Man Calls It a Day in His 40-Year Career After Winning $2 Million

Aria Mitchell
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Scratch cards are some of the most played gambling games worldwide. These straightforward games create instant millionaires weekly, with the latest lucky winner coming from Illinois, United States.

Illinois Man Calls It a Day in His 40-Year Career After Winning $2 Million

An unnamed man from the Prairie State recently won a life-changing $million prize after purchasing a $20 lottery ticket. Reports say the player and his wife stopped at a Pilot Travel Center on Illinois Route 47 in Morris to get gas before buying the lucky winning ticket.

The 66-year-old played the 100X Payout scratch-off game because his granddaughter loves the color pink. Interestingly, he had to get home before scratching off the card because his wife said this could bring him good luck.

"Once we got back home, I scratched the ticket alone, and I couldn't believe it, the ticket was a $2 million winner. I was laughing and crying at the same time. We are just ecstatic," the player said.

After winning the huge sum, the lucky winner plans to retire from his profession of 40 years. The player and his wife will fulfil their dream of traveling to different destinations in the United States.
Speaking to the state's legal scratch card operator, the player said:

“When I told my boss the news of my retirement, he wasn't happy. He asked me, 'What's it going to take to get you to stay?' I chuckled and said, '$2 million.'”

100X Payout is a scratch card game where gamers can win up to $2 million. All it takes is to match numbers on the winning digits and collect the prize based on the combination.

Before this win, a player from Central Illinois truck luck after winning $5 million playing Million $$ Match. The player only needed $30 to turn the ticket into this significant payout, with the selling store receiving a bonus of $50,000.

Earlier in September, Mary from Wood Dale, Illinois, used $5 to purchase the Gold Standard scratch card ticket. This would later lead to a $400,000 jackpot prize, leaving the lucky player in shock.

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