The story of the 98th annual West Side Nut Club Fall Festival was the debut of the half pot which grew to over an astounding $1,2 million dollars when ticket sales ended Saturday afternoon. After days of anticipation and over 1.3 million tickets sold, the drama surrounding the jackpot came to its climax with the drawing of the winning ticket number Saturday night.

The drawing took place on the main stage at the intersection of 12th and Franklin Street just before 8:30 in front of a large crowd hoping they held the winning ticket, and thousands more watching on Facebook and the West Side Nut Club website.

After several spins of the hopper, the winning ticket number was revealed, and that number was —

2629884

Congratulations to the winner. Check the official rules on the Nut Club website to find out how to claim your prize.