St. Patrick's Day Luck Makes Four New Millionaires in Illinois

By WEEK Reporter

St. Patrick's Day Luck Makes Four New Millionaires in Illinois

March 18, 2011 Updated Mar 18, 2011 at 10:27 PM CDT

The Luck of the Irish was certainly present in Peoria on Thursday.

According to the Illinois Lottery, 500,000 raffle tickets were sold for this year's St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle.  Tickets sold out three days before the drawing. 

A $1,000,000 winning ticket (146521) was purchased in Peoria at Circle K gas station, 7815 N. University.  As of early Friday afternoon, no claim has been made.

The three other million dollar tickets were sold in Midlothian, Springfield, and Williamsville.

Five other Illinois residents who bought tickets in Hickory Hills, Urbana, Albany, Wadsworth, and Chicago won the $100,000 prize.

This raffle has the greatest odds of winning $1 million than any other Illinois Lottery game, making a million dollar win a one in 125,000 chance.

For more information on the St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle or the Illinois Lottery, please visit www.illinoislottery.com. All winning raffle numbers are listed on the website.

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