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Joliet Man Lands $1 Million Illinois Lottery Prize

Ray Hibler says he plans to invest most of the money, but will splurge on a family vacation and a new vehicle.

A quick-pick Illinois Lottery ticket purchased at the Thornton Gas and Food Mart on Essington Road has netted a Joliet man a cool $1 million.

Ray Hibler, a married electrical engineer with six children, matched the five numbers pulled in the Sept. 28 Megamillions drawing, according to a story in the Joliet Herald News. Because he also purchased the "megaplier," he quadrupled what would have otherwise been a $250,000 payoff, the story said.

Hibler said that while most of the money would go into investments, he was planning to use some of it for a family vacation to Florida and to replace his 1995 pickup truck, he told the paper.

Thornton station at 1602 Essington Road will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket, which is 1 percent of the jackpot amount.

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lala October 16, 2012 at 10:38 AM
Wow! Congratulations!
Infamous Steve October 16, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Yea congrats, just wish it happened more often and to me lol.
Jerry October 16, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Hey, Cousin Ray....is that you? Remember me? No? Oh well. Congrats anyway!
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