A Cup of Coffee and a Quarter of a Million Dollars!

Elk Grove Village Man Wins $250,000 Illinois Lottery Prize

For Immediate Release Contact: Micaela Small (630) 486-0658


Elk Grove Village, IL—April 25, 2013 —Kuldeep Singh stopped at an Oak Forest convenience store to buy a cup of coffee and used part of his change to buy an Extreme Green instant lottery ticket. While in the store he scratched his ticket and instantly became $250,000 richer. “I asked the clerk to confirm it for me and then I ran out of the store!”

The Elk Grove Village resident is married with two children. He immediately told his wife about their good fortune. “We live in an apartment and plan to use this money to buy our first home. My wife is very excited,” he said.

An occasional Lottery player, Singh said he usually buys $1 and $2 instant tickets, and always plays one $10 instant ticket at Christmas. When asked if he had any advice for other lottery players he said, “If you’re at a store, try a ticketů you never know what can happen.” He purchased his winning Extreme Green ticket at Convenient Food Mart, 15103 South Cicero, in Oak Forest. The retailer will receive a $2,500 bonus, equal to 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.

Extreme Green is a $5 instant game with a top prize of $250,000. The overall odds of winning a prize are 4.13 to 1. For more information, please visit www.illinoislottery.com.

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