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    Retired Bus Driver Wins $2M Lotto Prize While Riding Bus
    Illinois Lottery

    The wheels on the bus go round and round – all the way to $2 million.

    Retired bus driver Roy Pittman happened to be riding a bus when he scratched a winning Illinois Lottery $2,000,000 Jumbo Bucks ticket.

    “I was on the bus going home from the store when I scratched my ticket,” he told the Illinois Lottery. “When I realized I won $2 million, I started shaking.”

    Pittman, 71, has lived in Chicago his entire life. He plans to share the windfall with family and donate to his favorite charities, he told the lottery. 

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    When asked by the lottery if he had any advice for other players, he said, “Try a ticket because you just never know.”

    The ticket was purchased at Vincennes Food Mart, located at 400 W. 79th Street in Chicago. The retailer received a bonus of $20,000, or one percent of the prize, for selling the winning ticket.

    The $2,000,000 Jumbo Bucks is a $10 instant ticket. Of the three top prizes available, one has not yet been claimed, lottery officials said.