Man Finds $4.85 Million Lotto Ticket in Cookie Jar
MAY 26, 2013Lauren Jiggetts, NBC New YorkA Chicago-area man is thankful he got caught with his hand in the cookie jar — it turned him into a millionaire.
The winning ticket couldn't have come at a better time for the family. Cerezo's home in Geneva, Ill. was facing pending foreclosure, and the family was reeling from the loss of his 14-year-old daughter Savannah, who died as a result of a series of seizures.
Savannah had bought the cookie jar for her father a few months before she died on August 12, 2012. The family kept the lotto tickets and some of their family keepsakes in that cookie jar.Read more: NBC News