Retired Chaplain Finds Winning $1 Million Lottery Ticket While Cleaning Desk

November 16, 2012 Updated Nov 16, 2012 at 1:03 PM EDT

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Retired Chaplain Finds Winning $1 Million Lottery Ticket While Cleaning Desk

November 16, 2012 Updated Nov 16, 2012 at 1:03 PM EDT

A retired hospice chaplain from Illinois hit the jackpot while cleaning his desk a couple weeks ago -- literally.

According to a news release from the Illinois lottery, the man came across a winning $1 million lottery ticket purchased in August while cleaning his desk a couple weeks back.

“About 12 tickets had accumulated on my desk, and I decided to tidy up to make room for my new computer. I checked the winning numbers on the Illinois Lottery website and just about screamed when I saw that I won,” the man said.

Read the news release from the Illinois Lottery HERE.