HILLSIDE – Newlyweds Louis and Joann Gardner, of Hillside, won $500,000 in the Illinois Lottery's 4th of July Millionaire Raffle Early Bird drawing.
The happy couple taked about winning the big prize during a check presentation at BP Gas Station, 825 Mannheim Rd. in Westchester on June 21.
The couple purchased the winning ticket on June 13 – Joann's birthday.
How's that for a happy birthday!