An April Fool’s day purchase of a $10 scratcher ticket is set to make Mother’s Day very special for one Chicago Mother.
Shirley Stojack a 77 year old cachier at the Jewel-Osco in Niles, always buys his son lottery tickets. She plays the lottery herself and has w0n $10,000 previously. When she purchased a ticket for ther son Daniel Stojak this April 1, the win was very much more – it was for $2.5 million.
Daniel had been planning to take her mother out on Mother’s Day, even before he won millions. But now the sky is the limit it seems as he has even asked her mother to retire – something she may not be willing to do. After opting to receive $1.5 million in pre-tax winnings, Daniel’s plans for her mom come Mother’s Day now includes a trip to the jewelry store.
The store that sold the winning ticket will receive a $25,000 bonus.