Second-place winner in Minooka yet to step forward

Minooka BP sells one of 12 second-place Mega Millions tickets

Published: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 3:00 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 5:01 p.m. CDT

MINOOKA — The owner of the Minooka BP gas station and Illinois Lottery representatives are still waiting for one of the second-place winners of March 30's Mega Millions drawing to step forward and claim his or her prize.

The unclaimed ticket, bought from the Minooka BP, located at 103 N. Ridge Road, Minooka, is worth $250,000, according Jovanna Levy, from Illinois Lottery.

She said 12 tickets from throughout the state won the second-place prize of $250,000, but one of those ticketholders also played the Megaplier feature of the game, which bumped his winnings up to $1 million.

Illinois Lottery recorded $94.36 million in ticket sales last week, the largest amount in Illinois Lottery history. Before that, the record had been $73.8 million the week of April 15, 1989.

Minooka BP manager Charmaine Wright said the gas station sold at least $7,000 in tickets for Friday's drawing, much more than the normal ticket sales.

Wright said the Minooka BP owner will get a "kickback" for selling a winning ticket, but she was unsure what that percentage would be.

Another winning ticket, worth $10,000, was sold at Minooka BP, as well, Wright said. That winner has come forward, but Wright did not know his or her name. 

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