|For Immediate Release||Contact: Karina Rosado 312-368-5831|
Chicago, IL—July 10, 2013 — A fan of instant games, Rachel Ruelo recently decided to buy a Queen of Hearts ticket while filling her gas tank. When she instantly won $200,000 she immediately called her brother who didn’t believe her. “I was in shock when I told him, and I still am right now!” said Ruelo.
Ruelo is a production operator for a financial firm. She regularly buys instant games such as Birthday Surprise, which is her favorite. “This $200,000 prize has been my biggest win. Now I will definitely keep playing instant games.”
The Chicago resident plans to pay off her credit cards and share the winnings with her parents, brother and two sisters. When asked what advice she would give to other lottery players she said, “Keep trying until you win!”
The winning ticket was purchased at BP, 4000 West Peterson Avenue, in Chicago. The store will receive a $2,000 bonus, 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling a winning ticket. Queen of Hearts is a $5 instant ticket that offers $1.9 million prizes and a top prize of $200,000. For more information, please visit www.illinoislottery.com.
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