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$1M Mega Millions ticket sold at Tai Nam Market in Chicago

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

A $1 million winning Mega Millions ticket was sold in Chicago for Tuesday's drawing for the $636 million jackpot, the Illinois Lottery announced Wednesday.

The winner, who has not yet come forward, bought the winning Quick Pick ticket at Tai Nam Food Market at 4925 N. Broadway St. The Chicago store will receive a $10,000 bonus, one percent of the prize amount.

Illinois Lottery officials report the winning ticket matched the first five numbers, 08-14-17-20-39, but missed the Mega Ball, which was 07. Had the $1 million winner gotten all six, he or she would have split the entire jackpot three ways with the two big winners - one in San Jose, Calif. and one in Atlanta, Georgia,

Tai Nam co-owner Phieu Tran told FOX 32 News that the store has only been selling tickets two or three years. Lottery officials visited the market to offer their congratulations.

He got the news very early Wednesday morning, when a colleague called him around 7:30 a.m. She heard about the winner on the news, but Tran received numerous phone calls, text messages and heard the report on the radio on the way to work.

"I'm so happy! I didn't believe it, but then I'm pretty happy," Tran told FOX 32. "We don't usually have big winner around here."

Tran said the winner has yet to step forward, and doesn't think he or she will do so today. He thinks they're probably trying to figure out what to do with all that money!

When asked about the $10,000 Tai Nam will receive, Tran said he'll use it to improve the store.

Tran told FOX 32 that he is actually a lottery winner himself. He came to Chicago as a war refugee in 1979 from Vietnam, worked at Motorola for a few years and bought the space for Tai Nam about 20 years ago. Seems like Tran has already won!

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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