PONTIAC, Ill. -- A Pontiac couple is going to get a big payout every year thanks to the Illinois lotto.
Ron Minnaert bought a hit or miss jackpot ticket at the Shell Gas Station in Pontiac.
He forgot about it until a colleague told him a winning ticket had been sold at that exact same station.
Minnaert found the ticket in his wallet and it was the winner.
All 12 numbers matched, which means he won $2.25 million.
On Wednesday, Minnaert got a check for $250,000 of the prize, and will get the rest of the money in $100,000 chunks for the next 20 years.
Minnaert plans to use the money for home renovations.
The gas station also gets a $22,500 bonus for selling the ticket.