It turns out a Chicago man claimed a $9 million Illinois lottery jackpot with only a few days to spare.
The winning ticket was sold on the southeast side of Chicago on March 24, 2010, and would have been worthless if not claimed within a year.
Illinois Lottery spokesperson Tracy Owens tells that the man who bought the ticket found it last week in a tax folder and claimed it just in time.
Owens says Irving Przyborski bought a number of tickets and the winner somehow fell into the tax file. He didn't find it until he decided to do his tax returns this year.