$9M ticketholder claims jackpot

March 24, 2011 10:23:09 AM PDT
A man who won $9 million in the Illinois lottery found his ticket while he was looking for tax forms- with just one week to spare.

The winner does not want to be identified. He came forward last week, according to the Illinois Lottery, after taking the ticket into a convenience store to see if it were a winner. It was.

The ticket was sold at a 7-11 store at 107th Street and Ewing Avenue in Chicago on March 24, 2010. The winner had exactly one year to come forward to claim the jackpot.