Man facing foreclosure wins $4.8 million in lottery
CHICAGO — A man facing foreclosure found relief to his money woes when he found an old lottery ticket.
Ricardo Cerezo was cleaning out a cookie jar filled with old lottery tickets when he came across a winner.
That ticket was worth more than $4.8 million.
"When I realized we had all six numbers, it was like whoa, that shocking moment like can this really be?" said Cerezo. "I called my son over and asked him to double check this. And he looks it through and goes, yup looks like a winner."
The elder Cerezo was facing foreclosure on his home. He will now use the winnings to pay off his home.