This small town on the Illinois River may only have about 5,000 residents, but a gas station there sold a really big lottery ticket Saturday night.
Huge, in fact: According to an Illinois Lottery press release, a winning $1 million Powerball ticket for Saturday night’s draw was sold at Circle K at 291 Main St. in Marseille, Illinois.
The winning ticket corresponded to the five numbers to win the jackpot: 15-21-32-62-65.
“Marseille is a small city, everyone knows each other and the people who shop in our store are regular customers,” said Natasha Tyssen, director of Circle K. That’s why I think the winner is someone. one from our hometown, at least I hope so.”
As the retailer of the Powerball ticket, the win also means that the Marseille gas station and convenience store will receive a bonus of 1% of the prize amount. In this case, it equals $10,000.
The winner is now the 13th Illinois Lottery player to win a prize of $1 million or more with Powerball since January 2021.
The next Powerball draw will take place on Monday, April 18, with a $348 million jackpot up for grabs.