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Chicago janitor turns millionaire after winning lottery

Hakmat Yalda is picking up a seven-figure check Tuesday, courtesy of the Illinois Lottery.

He bought the winning quick-pick ticket, worth $1 million at a 7-Eleven at Foster and Kimball.

Yalda says he moved to Chicago from Iraq five years ago.

He works two janitorial jobs to support his family.

He says he plans to use the money to buy a house.

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14 Comments to “Chicago janitor turns millionaire after winning lottery”

    keeping real said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    only in America!!!!

    CODedVengence said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    'Murica

    cronewinter said:
    March 19, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Wonderful to see it go to someone who really needed. Hope he and his family have a happy everafter.

    kid1339 said:
    March 19, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    YEA !!

    kbo said:
    March 19, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    god bless him

    Phil said:
    March 19, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    Isn't there a country song like that?….."Take this Mop and Shove It"

    Mark said:
    March 20, 2013 at 2:01 AM

    Congrats, Invest $ in Tec,, new car company :) Don't go to big football game w/ wife ;0 ;( , Like San Diego :). Remember to help others, and Recycle :)

    Cathy said:
    March 20, 2013 at 5:54 AM

    This is great…!

    Mark Haigh said:
    March 20, 2013 at 7:47 AM

    Whoo! Very lucky. Quitter never wins and winners never loss. I am waiting for my turn to win.

    Monroe said:
    March 20, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Nice to see it went to someone who is obviously a good family man. Congratulations!

    keepalowprofile said:
    March 20, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    Who's the guy on the left?

    Someone claiming to be a lost relative no doubt.

    crow said:
    March 20, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    dude thats my friend akads dad

    DEE said:
    March 24, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Watch that guy in the skull cap…. He's try to steal your check!…. Lol

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