Giuesppe Anelli said he opened the glove compartment of his car two weeks ago and saw the ticket, the Illinois Lottery said in a statement Tuesday.
"Sometimes I buy an instant ticket or a Lotto ticket and I put them in a glove compartment," he said. "But I forgot all about my Raffle ticket!"
Anelli took the ticket into a gas station to have it scanned and got a message he should "file a claim," the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
He said he and his wife plan to use the $2 million prize to pay off their mortgage and start college funds for their three children, the Lottery release said.
The other $2 million winner in the 4th of July Raffle was identified as Pitee Patel of Rockford.