Illinois Lottery Player Wins Nearly $1 Million

By Joseph Accardo, The Chicago Times

February 23, 2023

CHICAGO – An Illinois Lottery player won nearly $1 million making it the biggest Fast Play jackpot ever.

The Illinois Lottery said the player won $979,168 playing Fast Play Twenty 20s.  Twenty 20s is a $20 progressive jackpot Fast Play game that starts with a jackpot of $50,000 and grows with each ticket sold statewide until the winning ticket is called.

According to Lottery officials, the winning ticket was purchased on Saturday, February 18 at a Shell gas station, located at 4800 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago.  The Shell station owner will receive a bonus of nearly $9,800, which is one percent of the prize amount.

Just a short two months ago, an Illinois iLottery player from Chicago won the second biggest Fast Play jackpot  of almost $925,000 playing Twenty 20s online.