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Kids' birthdays add up to winning lottery ticket

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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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