Chicago Resident Scratches her way to a $200,000
Illinois Lottery Win

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Chicago, IL—May 20, 2013 —Frances Coleman typically plays instant tickets that cost only $1, $2 or $3. Recently, however, she had a gut feeling to try a $5 game—and she is very glad she followed her instinct. “I went to buy ice during my lunch break and suddenly had an urge to play the $5 20X The Cash game. I couldn’t believe it when I instantly won $200,000!” she exclaimed. Right before buying the ticket, Coleman shared with a security guard how blessed she was feeling that day.

“I’ve always wanted to win enough to feel comfortable and pay off the bills,” she said. Her advice to players: “Don’t get caught up in the excitement; play with control.”

The lucky Chicago resident purchased her winning ticket at Nichian Inc.’s store located at 600 West Madison Avenue in Chicago. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus, 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket. 20X The Cash is a $5 instant ticket that currently has 5 unclaimed $200,000 prizes. For more information, please visit

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