DECATUR IL – A dad from Decatur wins one million dollars in the Illinois lottery. Just eight weeks after the birth of his first daughter, 29 year old Michael Whiteman pick up the winnings in Springfield yesterday with his fiancé Barbara Holman.
Whiteman received the one time payment of just over 600 thousand dollars. He said he has so much to be grateful for, being blessed with a beautiful baby girl and now enough money to put a down payment on a new house.
The winning ticket he bought came from a Circle K on East Wood Street in Decatur.