In a twist of fate, a 66-year-old man from Illinois has decided to retire early after winning a staggering $2 million on a scratch-off ticket. The grandfather, who wishes to remain anonymous, struck gold with the Illinois Lottery’s 100X Payout game, forever changing his life and leaving his boss dumbfounded.
As the story goes, the newly minted millionaire purchased the winning $20 ticket at a truck stop in Morris. Little did he know that this seemingly ordinary purchase would catapult him into a world of unimaginable possibilities.
According to our sources, the man’s decision to retire came as no surprise given the circumstances. “When I told my boss the news of my retirement, he wasn’t happy,” the fortunate winner shared with us. “He asked me – ‘What’s it going to take to get you to stay?’ I chuckled and said, ‘$2 million dollars!'”
As the winner’s granddaughter eagerly awaits a ride in their new RV, it’s clear that family holds a special place in his heart. “I picked the pink ticket because it’s my granddaughter’s favorite color,” he revealed. “Every year, I take my family to the Chicago RV & Camping Show. After winning today, she asked me, ‘Grandpa, when do I get to go for a ride in your new RV?’ So, I guess I’m buying an RV now,” he chuckled.