Belleville Resident Pockets a $200,000 Lottery Prize!

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Belleville, IL—June 4, 2013 —“When Yvonne Cole scratched a Blues Bingo instant Lottery ticket, she instantly became $200,000 richer. “My husband kept the winning ticket in the pocket of his shorts until I could turn it in,” she said after presenting her top prize winning ticket at the Illinois Lottery Prize Center in Fairview Heights.

Cole was at home when she used a pen to cross off the numbers as she played her Blues Bingo ticket. “I like playing the instant Bingo tickets because they take a while to scratch and they are very entertaining.” When she finished scratching her ticket and realized she had won, she asked her husband, daughter and son to double-check her ticket to make sure it was a winner. “I couldn’t believe I won and I wanted to make sure I was right!”

The lucky Belleville resident plans to buy a house, pay for her children’s education and go on a shopping spree. She bought her winning ticket at Motomart, 701 West Main Street in Belleville. The store will receive a $2,000 bonus, 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling a winning ticket. Blues Bingo is a $5 instant ticket with a top prize of $200,000. For more information, please visit

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