Mother’s Day Lottery Ticket Earns Mom $4 Million
A winning Illinois Lottery ticket made Mother's Day a lot greener than Priti Shah expected.
Shah's daughter gave her three lottery tickets for the special day. The final "$100 Million Money Mania" card she scratched off won her $4 million.
Shah said she was incredulous for several days before taking the ticket to a convenience store, where her winnings were confirmed.
She will receive $200,000 a year before taxes for 20 years. She plans to share it with family and invest it.
Shah says, "The next 20 years of my life will certainly be easier."
The winning ticket was purchased at Gateway Newstands in Norridge. The retailer will receive a $40,000 bonus.
The $20 ticket offers three prizes of $4 million and 20 prizes of $100,000.