On Tuesday Dec 2nd, the Citgo station at 2233 Kishwaukee Street in Rockford store sold a winning Lucky Day lotto ticket worth $450,000.

Robert Staten, of Rockford, came forward on Thursday to claim the jackpot. WIFR-TV reports that Staten says he owes his family for the win. He told the TV station that he uses birthdays of family members for numbers and has played the same numbers for 20 years.

I guess you can say his strategy paid off

Staten said that he has been struggling the last few months and that Christmas will be very good this year.

The winning numbers were: 01 - 18 - 22 - 28 - 29

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