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Man finds $4.8M lotto ticket in cookie jar

Published On: May 16 2013 03:14:19 PM CDT
Updated On: May 16 2013 03:02:22 PM CDT
Lottery winner cookie jar

What's better than a cookie in a cookie jar?

A $4.85 million winning lottery ticket if you're Ricardo Cerezo in Illinois.

Cerezo, of Geneva, was cleaning out a cookie jar filled with old lottery tickets when he came across a winner that made him a multimillionaire, Chicago TV station WGN reported.

"When I realized we had all six numbers, it was like whoa, that shocking moment like can this really be? I called my son over and asked him to double check this," Cerezo told WGN. "And he looks it through and goes, 'Yup, looks like a winner.'"

Facing foreclosure, Cerezo said he'll use the winnings to pay off his home.

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