CHICAGO, IL -- Imagine buying a lottery ticket at a 7-Eleven in downtown Chicago, scratching off a few dollar signs to see what's behind them and realizing that your winning numbers instantly made you $15 million richer.
That just happened to Bradley Long, Illinois Lottery officials said.
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The Chicago man purchased his winning ticket at the 7-Eleven at 343 North LaSalle Street in the city's River North neighborhood. Officials said the store will receive $150,000 for selling the winning scratch-off, which is 1 percent of the prize.
When he claimed his prize at the Lottery Prize Center in Chicago, Long said, "I plan to get professional advice and invest this windfall very wisely."
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The World Class Millions Game is a $30 instant ticket game that offers three $15 million prizes, seven $1 million prizes and 20 $100,000 prizes. Players still have a chance to win one $15 million prize, three $1 million prizes and 11 $100,000 prizes.
To find out more, visit www.IllinoisLottery.com.