May 15, 2024 2 min read


Anonymous Illinois Man Scoops up $4.1M Jackpot

The odds of winning, according to the Illinois Lottery, stand at 1 in 15,890,700, according to official information

The Illinois Lottery has handed a $4.1 million jackpot to a lucky local player. This is notably the third-largest prize that the lottery in the Prairie State has handed this year.

The winning ticket was purchased at the BP gas station in McCook, around 14 miles south of Chicago. As the venue that sold the winning ticket, the station will receive a bonus of $41,000.

The prize was won at the May 2 Lotto drawing. The player in question successfully matched all six numbers. For context, the winning numbers were 2, 3, 9, 19, 32 and 40. The winner preferred to remain anonymous. Illinois is one of the 18 states where lottery winners can opt to not disclose their identity publicly.

As mentioned, this is the third-largest prize won by an Illinois Lotto player this year. The second-largest was won on March 28 by a lottery player who purchased a ticket at Prestige Liquor in Chicago. For reference, that player took a prize of $5.45 million back home.

The biggest prize for 2024, however, was won on February 1 when a lucky player matched all winning numbers to win a whopping $10.4 million. That ticket was sold at a Shell gas station in Port Ridge.

The jackpot has now been reset to $2 million. The odds of winning, according to the Illinois Lottery, stand at 1 in 15,890,700.

The Most Recent Jackpot Winners in the USA

Speaking of Illinois, a gambler from Schaumburg just won the $536,614 progressive jackpot playing the Dollar Storm Wild Ninja slot machine at the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Michigan. The Four Winds Casino properties in Michigan and Indiana have handed a total of $3.2 million in jackpots since March.

In Michigan, a man in his 80s just won a $2 million prize while shopping. The elderly man purchased the ticket at the Meijer store, located at 550 Hull Road in Mason, Ingham County, Michigan.

In North Carolina, a woman by the name of Cynthia Harris turned a $2 bet into a $736,874 jackpot without realizing she was playing for real. The woman later admitted that she thought she was only trying out the demo version of the game and feels “blessed” to have made such a “mistake.”

A player from Florida, on the other hand, successfully matched all numbers for the latest Florida Lotto drawing, winning $4.25 million.


Although Fiona doesn't have a long-spanning background within the gambling industry, she is an incredibly skilled journalist who has built a strong interest in the constantly growing iGaming network. The team at is glad to have her on our roster to help deliver the best stories as soon as they hit. Aside from writing, she loves to dabble in online casino games such as slots and roulette, both for her own enjoyment and also as research to better improve her understanding of the industry.

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