Patch: Maywood Woman Wins $1M Lottery Prize

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Thursday, April 21, 2016 || Originally Published: Oak Park-River Forest Patch || By Morgan Searles

A Maywood woman instantly became a millionaire when she scratched an Illinois Lottery “$1,000,000 Jumbo Bucks” ticket.

Terria McGee was at home when she used a quarter to scratch the ticket, and she was shocked to discover she had won $1 million, according to the Illinois Lottery.

“I slowly checked over my ticket several times because I never, ever thought I would win a prize like this,” she said when she presented her top prize-winning ticket at the Lottery Prize Center in Des Plaines.

In addition to paying bills, her plans for the windfall include investing, taking her parents on a tropical vacation and buying a car.

“I am so excited to be debt free.”

An occasional Lottery player, McGee said she buys one instant ticket each month, and her largest win before this was $20.

She bought her winning “$1,000,000 Jumbo Bucks” ticket at Speedway, 898 West Ogden Ave. in Downers Grove. Speedway received a $10,000 bonus, or 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling a winning ticket, according to the Illinois lottery.

“$1,000,000 Jumbo Bucks” is a $5 instant ticket offering a top prize of $1,000,000. Of the three top prizes available, two have not yet been claimed. VFP

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