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Chicago Resident Claims Record-Breaking $552 Million Through Mobile Lottery App

A lucky Chicago woman has struck it rich, securing a colossal $552 million jackpot through the iLottery app, setting a new record for the biggest online lottery win in the nation. Opting for anonymity, the winner revealed she discovered her life-changing victory after checking an email from the lottery on June 4th.

Despite previous minor wins, the enormity of this prize left her in disbelief. “I’ve won $2 here or $5 there before. But never imagined I’d hit the jackpot of $552 million. I had to log in again just to be sure,” she admitted.

This staggering amount is not only the highest won on a mobile platform but also ranks as the second-largest in Illinois’s history and the ninth-largest in Mega Millions history. The winning numbers that changed her life were 19, 37, 40, 63, 69, and 17.

Interestingly, this is only the second time in two years that someone in Illinois has won a Mega Millions jackpot. The largest, a whopping $1.337 billion, was claimed two years ago by two individuals.

Having been raised by a hardworking single mother, the winner expressed her intent to share her new fortune with her family. “My mother sacrificed so much. It’s time she learned of our good fortune—we’re set for some joyful tears,” she shared.

On plans moving forward, the winner is looking forward to retiring early. “Retiring and enjoying life with my family was always my dream. Now, it’s a reality,” she concluded.

The odds of winning any Mega Millions prize are 1 in 24, while the jackpot odds stand at an astronomical 1 in 302,575,350.

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