Westmont man wins $1 million in lottery

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A west suburban man who won $1 million from an Illinois Lottery scratch-off ticket plans to take his wife to Europe and buy a new house.

Jayant Gopani, 24, bought the Fabulous Fortune instant ticket at Westmont Liquor at 310 W. Ogden Ave. in Westmont, according to the Illinois Lottery.

He was at home when he scratched the winning ticket.

“When I told my wife we won $1 million, she wouldn’t believe me until I showed her the ticket,” Gopani said in a statement.

Gopani chose the $600,000 lump sum payment and plans to use the money to travel with his wife to Europe and buy a new house.

The liquor store received a $10,000 bonus, 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.

According to the lottery, there are three $4 million and three $1 million prizes unclaimed among Fabulous Fortune tickets sold so far.

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