He's almost a half a million dollars richer, and you're not. Jealous? I am!

A Crystal Lake BP gas station was the location that Donald Raef, of Hebron, stopped into to purchase his Lucky Day Lotto ticket. On September 8th, his numbers came up and as a result, he is $450,000 richer, and probably has a number of new 'friends' he didn't have a couple of weeks ago.

His ticket matched all five numbers, 03 - 04 - 09 - 16 - 28.

His reaction when he won:  “It was my lucky day!”.Raef plans to spend part of the money on on purchasing a new home.

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