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$1 mil. lottery ticket found in glove compartment

Giuseppe Anelli found winning $1 millilottery ticket glove box his car. / phofrom Illinois Lottery

Giuseppe Anelli found a winning $1 million lottery ticket in the glove box of his car. / photo from Illinois Lottery

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Updated: October 19, 2013 7:12PM

A west suburban man is a millionaire after he found a winning 4th of July Millionaire Raffle ticket in his glove compartment.

Giuseppe Anelli, a longtime Addison resident, was at a gas station two weeks ago when he opened his glove compartment and noticed the ticket, according to a release from the Illinois Lottery.

“Sometimes I buy an instant ticket or a Lotto ticket and I put them in a glove compartment. But I forgot all about my raffle ticket!” Anelli said.

He took the ticket into the store to scan it and the message “file a claim” appeared on the screen, officials said. He drove straight home to check the winning numbers and found out he had won.

Anelli and his wife plan to use the money to pay off their house and invest in college funds for their three children, officials said.

Anelli bought the winning ticket at Citgo, 1740 W. Army Trail Rd. in Addison, officials said.


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