ROCK FALLS (WIFR) -- Rock Falls residents Gerald and Virginia Sharp are Lottery millionaires--and it happened in an instant.
Gerald was at home when he scratched a Mega Cash instant lottery ticket and won $2 million.
The lucky couple does not have plans for the Lottery windfall, yet. “We’ll save it for now,” Virginia said. When asked if they had any advice for other lottery players the winners replied, “If you feel lucky you should buy a ticket.”
Gerald bought the winning ticket out of the instant ticket dispensing machine at Rock Falls Mobil, 201 12th Avenue in Rock Falls.
The store will receive a $20,000 bonus, 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling a winning ticket.
The Sharps chose the cash option payment of $1,200,000 and will receive $840,000 after required state and federal withholding.
Mega Cash is a $10 instant ticket with a top prize of $2,000,000.
Players have 15 chances to win on every ticket. Overall odds of winning a Mega Cash prize are 3.56 to 1