Glenview man wins $5 million lotto prize

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Thomas Holloway holds his $5,000,000 winning ticket.
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GLENVIEW, Ill. (WLS) -- A lifelong suburban Glenview resident just became $5 million richer!

Thomas Holloway purchased the winning Million $$ Match ticket at a self-service machine at a Jewel. He said he was shocked to see how much he had won, but quickly made plans to invest his prize.

"I have already met with financial planners and I am going to invest this money wisely," he told the Illinois Lottery at its Des Plaines prize center.

Holloway chose to take his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of $3 million, according to the Illinois Lottery.

Jewel received a $50,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.