That's one way to start off the month of July and the celebration of the Illinois Lottery's 50th anniversary.

A woman from the Chicago suburbs is now $1 million richer after scoring the jackpot prize from the Illinois Lottery's newest scratch-off ticket. The Illinois Lottery is celebrating its 50th anniversary in July, and they’re kicking off the huge milestone with fun new ways to win this summer. To celebrate 50 years of playing, winning, and giving back to good causes, the Illinois Lottery is rolling out several exciting promotions, sweepstakes, and a new game that made this woman a huge winner.

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To kickoff the 50th Anniversary celebration this July, the Illinois Lottery has crowned another new millionaire. Pamela Arscott of the Franklin Park area in Chicago recently won the top prize of $1 million on a $1,000,000 Celebration Instant Ticket.

“I was at Walmart the other night when I saw the new Celebration Instant Tickets and they caught my eye, so I bought a $10 one,” said Arscott. “I didn’t think anything of it. I actually put it in my purse and forgot about it until the next morning.”

Pamela continued the story by saying, “I started scratching the ticket and saw I had a matching number for a million dollars. I thought it was a mistake. I immediately woke up my daughter. I told her to run out to the store to scan it to double-check and make sure it’s real. She got to the store, scanned the ticket, called me and said, ‘It’s real. You’re getting a million dollars, Mom.’”

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The winning scratch-off ticket was purchased at Walmart, located at 1050 North Rohlwing Road in Addison. For selling the winning ticket, Walmart in Addison will receive a selling bonus of one percent of the prize amount.

Congrats to Pamela on this huge win! Don't forget that you can play the Illinois Lottery online. See what fun games could make you the newest millionaire here.

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