Chicago man wins $15M playing Illinois Lottery scratch-off game

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- Imagine buying a lottery ticket at a 7-Eleven in downtown Chicago, scratching off a few dollar signs to see what's behind them and realizing that your winning numbers instantly made you $15 million richer.

That just happened to Bradley Long, Illinois Lottery officials said.

The Chicago man purchased his winning ticket at the 7-Eleven at 343 North LaSalle Street in the city's River North neighborhood. Officials said the store will receive $150,000 for selling the winning scratch-off, which is 1 percent of the prize.

When he claimed his prize at the Lottery Prize Center in Chicago, Long said, "I plan to get professional advice and invest this windfall very wisely."

The World Class Millions Game is a $30 instant ticket game that offers three $15 million prizes, seven $1 million prizes and 20 $100,000 prizes. Players still have a chance to win one $15 million prize, three $1 million prizes and 11 $100,000 prizes.

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