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Alton concrete worker wins $4 million on instant lottery ticket

Nov, 01 2013


GODFREY, ILL. — An Alton concrete construction worker who won $4 million on an Illinois Lottery instant ticket says he plans keep his job and use the windfall to pay off a mortgage, fix up the house and live debt-free.

The (Alton) Telegraph reports 50-year-old Douglas Compton was introduced Wednesday as the holder of the winning 50X The Cash ticket he bought Oct. 13 at a Godfrey convenience store.

His 13-year fiancee, Katy McCahill, also attended the ceremony, along with Compton's mother. Compton and McCahill have four sons.

Compton chose to get the money in $200,000 increments over each of the next 20 years.

The couple also plans to donate to Autism Speaks, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., and an animal shelter.

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