Ten years ago, a then 24 year old Laotian man came to the US to learn English and to study. An uncle helped him come over and even provided him a place to stay. Now he has progressed to the position of restaurant manager. More significantly, the now 34 year old has won a lottery jackpot worth $8.75 million, which he has said he plans to share with his helpful uncle.
The man says he owes the “extraordinary gift” of coming over to America to his uncle, and he wants to repay the man’s kindness.
The winner was able to match all six numbers drawn (4, 13, 18, 19, 28 and 45) on October 19, from a quick pick ticket he bought at Clark Oak Park, 330 Chicago Ave. The store now stands to receive a ticket sellers bonus equivalent to 1% of the prize or $87,500.