Compute the amount earned per 40 hour week at $8.25/hour:

40 hour x $8.25/hour = $330/week

To determine how many weeks it would take to earn $13,800,000, divide it by the weekly pay of $330:

`($13,800,000)/($330/(week))=41,818.18` weeks

**Thus it would take 41,819 weeks for a person working at minimum wage in Illinois to ear $13.8 million. **

Assuming 52 weeks per year, determine the number of years for 41,819 weeks.

`41,819/52=804` years

Nobody can live 804 years, therefore a person working at minimum wage in Illinois wouldn't be able to earn $13.8 million in one lifetime.