VILLA PARK, Ill. (WLS) -- Winning $750,000 in an Illinois Lottery drawing is a "dream come true" for one Villa Park man.
Harry Noehrenberg matched all five numbers on his Quick Pick ticket for the March 3 Lucky Day Lotto drawing, one of two winners.
Noehrenberg, who has lived in Villa Park for 10 years, bought the winning ticket Ardmore Station Liquors at 332 South Ardmore Avenue in Villa Park.
He went back to the store the day after the drawing and checked his ticket using the Illinois Lottery self-service ticket scanner. After he got a "file a claim" message and asked the store clerk to confirm the prize amount.
"I couldn't believe it," said Noehrenberg. "I let it sink in for a couple of months before I took my ticket to the Lottery Prize Center in Des Plaines."
Noehrenberg said he plans on using the winnings to pay bills and invest. He shares the $1.5 million prize with another winner who purchased a ticket at a Jewel in Oak Lawn.
Ardmore Station Liquors received a bonus of $7,500 for selling the winning ticket.