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Hillside newlyweds win $500K in lottery drawing

Published: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 5:36 p.m. CST
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(Matthew Piechalak - mpiechalak@shawmedia.com)
Newlyweds Louis and Joann Gardner, of Hillside, talk about winning $500,000 in the Illinois Lottery's 4th of July Millionaire Raffle Early Bird drawing during a check presentation at BP Gas Station, 825 Mannheim Rd. in Westchester on Friday, June 21, 2013. The couple purchased the winning ticket on June 13 – Joann's birthday.

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!

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