Elmhurst liquor store sells winning $1 million Powerball ticket

One lucky lottery player struck it rich after buying a winning Powerball ticket at an Elmhurst liquor store.

The lucky winner matched all five numbers in Wednesday’s Powerball and picked up a prize of $1 million. The $1.08 billion jackpot went to a player in California.

The winning numbers were 7, 10, 11, 13, 24 and Powerball 24.

The Illinois winner bought the ticket at Williams Liquor in Elmhurst, which will receive an award of 1% of the total prize, or $10,000, for selling the lucky ticket.

“I cannot believe that we sold the winning ticket,” said Jay Patel, manager at Williams Liquor. “Everybody is happy.”

Patel said the store has sold other winning tickets for smaller amounts. He did not know who purchased the winning ticket.

Read about more winners in today’s Daily Herald