Grayslake Man Wins Illinois Lottery With the Push of a Button

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Grayslake, IL—June 4, 2013 —“I bought my ticket out of the Lottery self-service machine and I won $200,000!” Chuck Wheeles said when his Lucky Day Lotto Quick Pick ticket matched all five numbers - 16 - 18 - 25 - 26 - 38 - to win the $200,000 jackpot prize in the May 20 drawing.

“I buy Lottery tickets once or twice a week when I’m out grocery shopping,” said Wheeles. He purchased his jackpot winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket at Dominick’s, 6655 Grand Avenue, in Gurnee. The retailer received a $2,000 bonus, equal to 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.

The Grayslake resident discovered he had hit the jackpot when he checked the winning numbers at He plans to use his windfall to pay bills, invest and pay for his son’s education. When asked if he had any advice for other Lottery players, Wheeles said, “You can’t win if you don’t play.”

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! For more information, please visit

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