|For Immediate Release||Contact: Chanele Newton 312-368-5814|
Berwyn, IL—July 12, 2013 — Joan Borik and her husband Bob couldn’t believe they won the Lottery. “We scanned our ticket and saw it was a winner so we headed to Chicago to claim our prize,” Joan said. “We thought we’d won $5,000 and couldn’t wait to claim it.” The Borik’s were in complete shock when the Lottery personnel informed them they had in fact won $100,000. Their numbers — 07 - 11 - 19 - 22 - 25 — were a perfect match in the July 9 midday Lucky Day Lotto drawing.
“I thought I was hearing things and my husband just sat there with a stunned look on his face,” Joan said. “It’s so crazy that we actually won. When we called to share the good news with our family, no one believed us because Bob is a known jokester - he used to be a clown in the Shrine Circus!” The Berwyn residents plan to put the bulk of their windfall into savings and use some for a small kitchen remodel and maybe even a nice vacation.
Joan bought her winning ticket at Cigarettes Etc., 6820 West Windsor Avenue, in Berwyn. The retailer will receive a $1,000 bonus, equal to 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.
Jackpots for Lucky Day Lotto start at $100,000. Drawings are now twice a day, seven days a week with over 35,000 winners every day. That’s over 200,000 winners in Illinois every week! For more information, please visit www.illinoislottery.com.
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