We had a Rockford Lotto winner last week of $350,000.

After a big winning Lotto ticket was sold at Valli Produce in Rockford, now comes word of an even bigger winner in Carpentersville, Illinois.

According to NBC Chicago, a grocery store in the far northwest Chicago suburb (Woodman's Market) sold a $4.5 million winning lottery ticket.

The winning numbers were - 05, 09, 11, 27, 42, 48.

With a $4.5 million winner, the Woodman's location in Carpentersville will receive a $45,000 sum for being the winning location.

Want to win the big one? According to WIKIHOW here are 3 Ways to Increase Your Chances of winning the Lottery:

  • Don't just purchase one ticket. The more tickets purchased will increase your odds.
  • Join a pool. At work, school, the gym, any place where you can get together with large numbers of people and throw some cash together.
  • Know that other tickets don't affect yours. A larger of smaller amount of tickets sold does not change your winning chances.