GODFREY, Ill. (AP) - An Alton concrete construction worker who won $4 million on an Illinois Lottery instant ticket says he plans keep his job and use the windfall to pay off a mortgage, fix up the house and live debt-free.
The (Alton) Telegraph reports 50-year-old Douglas Compton was introduced Wednesday as the holder of the winning 50X The Cash ticket he bought October 13 at a Godfrey convenience store.
His long-term partner, Katy McCahill, also attended the ceremony, along with Compton's mother. Compton and McCahill have four sons.
Compton chose to get the money in $200,000 increments over each of the next 20 years.
The couple plans to donate to Autism Speaks, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., and an animal shelter.
There were no million dollar winners in Missouri or Illinois from Wednesday's Powerball drawing.
One winning ticket was sold in South Carolina. That ticket is worth an estimated $400 million.
Lottery officials report the top prize won in Missouri was $10,000 for one lucky player who matched four white balls and the Powerball. There were nine such $10,000 winners in Illinois.
The Powerball numbers for Wednesday, Sept. 18: 07 - 10 - 22 - 32 - 35 and the Powerball was 19.
The jackpot for the next drawing on Saturday, Sept. 21 is expected to be $40 million.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Powerball officials say there are three winning tickets in Wednesday night $448 million jackpot.
One ticket was sold in Minnesota and two in New Jersey.
The winning numbers are 05, 25, 30, 58, 59 and Powerball 32.
Missouri Lottery officials report that one ticket sold in the state matched all five white balls, but not the powerball. That ticket is worth $1 million.
Two $1 million tickets were sold in Illinois.