“My Grandchildren Were My Lucky Charm”

Chicago Resident wins $250,000 on Illinois Lottery’s Lucky Day Lotto

For Immediate Release Contact: Karina Rosado 312-368-5831


Chicago, IL—June 18, 2013 — “My gut feeling said to play the new Lucky Day Lotto midday draw instead of the regular evening draw,” Robert Brown said after winning a $250,000 Lucky Day Lotto jackpot prize. Brown played the ages of his grandchildren and matched all five winning numbers - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 27 - in the June 9 midday drawing.

The Chicago resident is a single parent who adores his daughters and grandchildren. “This lottery win will be shared with my family and will support the college education of my grandchildren.” When asked to share advice with other lottery players he said, “You can’t win if you don’t believe there’s a chance you will.”

Brown bought his winning ticket at Pride of Chicago, 1221 South Wabash, in Chicago. “I checked the winning numbers on the Illinois Lottery website (www.illinoislottery.com) and was thrilled to find out that I won”. The retailer received a $2,500 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 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.

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. Play responsibly.