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12/14/2011 02:42 pm ET | Updated Feb 13, 2012

Illinois Couple Says $11M Lottery Win Will Save Them From Bankruptcy

Bouncing up and down with excitement, Minooka resident Janet Gossett said she and her husband plan to use their lottery winnings to go to Minnesota and see Walnut Grove, a town made famous on "Little House on the Prairie."

Craig and Janet Gossett of Minooka began Wednesday in Chicago, picking up the check for $11.25 million that they won in the Illinois Lottery over the weekend. Like many recent lottery winners, the Gossets plan to use the money pay off bills.

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