Rockford, Illinois News

Loves Park man wins $1M Powerball prize

LOVES PARK — A local man became a millionaire last month after matching five numbers in the Illinois Lottery Powerball game.

Before winning the big prize, the man, who chose to remain anonymous won $10,000 off a “$5 Million Jackpot” instant ticket and went to the Illinois Lottery Claim Center July 28 to redeem his winnings. On his way home, he stopped at the Loves Park Mobil, 6224 N. Second St., and bought a Powerball ticket. When he checked the numbers Aug. 4, five matched.

“I walked into my girlfriend’s house and yelled ‘yahoo!'” he told WREX. “She couldn’t believe it either and started crying.”

The winner says he plans to donate to a list of his favorite charities, saying, “It’s important to give back.” Loves Park Mobil will receive $10,000 for selling the winning ticket.