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Crest Hill resident plans to share $5.7M jackpot with family

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Xuan Ngo Thu with his $5.7 million winning Lotto ticket Xuan Ngo Thu with his $5.7 million winning Lotto ticket

A Crest Hill resident, who won a $5.7 million jackpot prize in the Lotto drawing on August 15, plans to share the money with his family.

Xuan Ngo Thu has been an occasional Lotto player, buying a $1 or $2 Quick Pick ticket every time he stops at a gas station to fill up his car. Thu never expected that his routine would pay off in such a big way, matching all six winning numbers – 11,15,29,41,42,43 – exactly.

Thu and his wife plan to share the winnings with their son and daughter, and donate to charity. They may also travel to their native country of Vietnam. "I've always wanted to take my family to Vietnam and now we can all go." When asked if he had advice for other Lottery players, the lucky Lotto winner simply said, "I wish the best of luck to every player."

The winning ticket was purchased at Speedway, 1621 West Jefferson Street in Joliet. The retailer will receive a $57,000 bonus, equal to 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket. Thu chose to take his prize as a one-time cash option equal to $3,906,785. He will receive $2,734,749 after required state and federal withholding.

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