An unclaimed lottery ticket worth $200,000 was sold this week at a Belmont Heights neighborhood convenience store on the Northwest Side.
The “Lucky Day Lotto” ticket was sold at Mare’s Mini Mart & Deli, 7850 W. Addison, according to a statement from the Illinois Lottery. It matched all five numbers – 12 – 15 – 23 – 26 – 44 – in Friday’s midday drawing.
Two winning tickets split Friday’s $400,000 jackpot into two $200,000 prizes. The other ticket was sold in Stickney.
Winners have up to a year from the original drawing date to claim their prizes at an Illinois Lottery prize center in Chicago, Rockford, Des Plaines, Springfield or Fairview Heights.
The store will receive a bonus of $2,000, or 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.