Ricardo Cerezo of Geneva, Ill., was facing eviction after losing his family’s home to foreclosure three months earlier, just a year after his 14-year-old daughter’s death from a sudden illness. Cerezo was desperate enough to hope one of several old lottery tickets in the family cookie jar might ease their financial troubles, so he stopped by a 7-Eleven. Nine of the tickets yielded total winnings of $3. But one ticket, when scanned, asked him to "file a claim," indicating it was worth more than $600. When he followed up online, Cerezo learned he’d had a ticket worth $4.85 million dollars sitting in his cookie jar at the time of his foreclosure . Now this lotto player can pay off his house.