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$4.85M winning lottery ticket found in cookie jar

A west suburban man reaches into his cookie jar and pulls out something much sweeter than an Oreo. How about a winning lottery ticket worth $4.85 million?

Geneva’s Ricardo Cerezo was cleaning out a cookie jar filled with lottery tickets dating back several months.

He took them in to his local convenience store to scan them when one of them popped up a winner.

That’s when he started comparing his numbers against the lottery website.

The discovery couldn’t come at a better time.
 He and his family were facing foreclosure and they’ll use the winnings to pay-off their home.

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13 Comments to “$4.85M winning lottery ticket found in cookie jar”

    keke said:
    May 15, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    God is good.

    Malinda said:
    May 16, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    That's such a wonderful story. I'm so happy you were able to save your home. Congratulations.

    Maire said:
    May 17, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    I thought you had to be 18 years of age to buy lottery tickets. In today's follow up story it says the ticket was purchased by his late 14 year old daughter. Can someone clarify?

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