Tue. Jul 16th, 2024

BENTON — Donald Wendell of Benton is Illinois’ newest multi-millionaire.

Wendell won $11,250,000 when his $1 Quick Pick ticket matched all six numbers.

Windell said, “I think I’m in shock.” After the Lotto drawing on Monday, February 13.

Windell has been a Benton resident for the last 16 years.

His plans for the money include helping in his community, donating to a favorite charity and investing.

The ticket was purchased at the Circle K on Main Street, where Windell says he buys a ticket once or twice a week.

Circle K will get a bonus of $112,500, one percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.

Article from http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34585749/1125-million-lottery-winner-identified

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