Just eight weeks after the birth of his first daughter, a 29-year-old Decatur man won a million dollars in the Illinois Lottery.
WAND-TV reports Michael Whiteman picked up his winnings in Springfield Thursday with his fiancé Barbara Holman.
Whitman chose a one-time payment of over 600 thousand dollars, saying he has so much to be grateful for.
Whiteman says he’s blessed with a beautiful baby girl and now enough money to put a down payment on a new house.
The winning ticket was purchased from a Circle K on East Wood Street in Decatur.