Donald Raef won $450,000 from a Lucky Day Lotto Illinois Lottery ticket sold at BP gas station, 7615 Route 14, Crystal Lake, during the Sept. 8 evening drawing, according to a news release from the Illinois Lottery.
“It was my lucky day,” Raef said.
His ticket matched all five numbers – 3, 4, 9, 16 and 28. Raef said he has been playing the same numbers for several years. He plans on buying a house with part of the money.
The retailer received a bonus of $4,500, or 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket. More than 22,000 players won prizes ranging from $1 to $200 in the same drawing. Lucky Day Lotto drawings are twice a day and seven days a week.