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Brisk sales drive Mega Millions jackpot to $540 million

In this July 1, 2016, file photo, Mega Millions lottery tickets rest on a counter at a Pilot travel center near Burlington, N.C.

CHICAGO — A suburban Chicago man who used his children's birthdays as numbers on a lottery ticket is $400,000 richer.

The Illinois Lottery says that Ramone Houston's Lucky Day Lotto ticket in the October 14 midday drawing matched all five numbers.

The Glenwood man bought the ticket at a convenience store in Chicago Heights.

The Illinois Lottery says that Houston plans to buy a house with the money he won.

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