Debra Dickover, pictured with her husband Rich, shows her winning $162,500 Lucky Day Lotto ticket.
|For Immediate Release||Contact: Chanele Newton 312-368-5814|
Burbank, IL—February 20, 2013—“Lucky Day Lotto is my favorite game!” exclaimed Debra Dickover. “I knew I would win big on it one day and I did — all on a $1 Quick Pick.” Dickover won $162,500 recently by matching all five numbers — 03-06-19-33-35 — in the February 8 Lucky Day Lotto drawing.
Debra checked her ticket while out grocery shopping. “First, I placed the ticket under the Lottery scanner to see if it was a winner and the screen read, ‘file a claim.’ I’ve won the Lottery a few times — the most being $500 on a scratch off — but I’d never seen that before so I took my ticket to the clerk to see if she could let me know what was going on,” Dickover said.
The clerk double checked the ticket and told Debra she had hit the jackpot. “I started crying because I was so happy! The clerk congratulated me and gave me a big hug. I’ll definitely be going back to see her after I get my Lottery check,” she said.
Debra and her husband, Rich, plan to use the Lottery windfall to pay down their mortgage, remodel their Burbank house, and make Debra’s next birthday extra special. “I’ll be turning 50 this November and now I can escape this cold weather and spend it in Hawaii,” she said. The couple may use some of the winnings to further the restoration of a 1989 Ford Mustang they own.
The winning ticket was purchased at Speedway, 9059 South Kingery, in Willowbrook. The retailer will receive a $1,625 bonus, equal to 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket. Dickover’s Lottery check will be for $113,750, after required state and federal withholding.
Jackpots for Lucky Day Lotto start at $100,000. Drawings are seven days a week with over 35,000 winners every day. That’s over 200,000 winners in Illinois every week! The Lucky Day Lotto drawing takes place every night at 9:22 p.m. For more information, please visit www.illinoislottery.com.
About Illinois Lottery
Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed $17.5 billion to the state Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as the Capital Projects Fund. Players must be at least 18 years old.