|For Immediate Release||Contact: Micaela Small 630-486-0658|
Chicago, IL—May 21, 2013 —“I won the Lottery the day before I left for a vacation in Mexico,” said Richard Huse, “it was nerve-wracking, but in a great way!” The Darien resident was at work when he scratched a 50X The Cash ticket and instantly won $100,000. He immediately visited the Illinois Lottery Prize Center in Des Plaines to present his winning ticket. “I rushed to turn in my winning ticket because I didn’t want to leave a $100,000 winner in my house while I was away on vacation,” he said.
Huse buys one instant ticket each week. “This was the first time I ever tried this ticket. I really couldn’t believe I won.” The winning ticket was purchased at Darien Pantry, 737 Plainfield Road in Darien, where Huse is a regular customer. The retailer will receive a $1,000 bonus, 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling a winning ticket.
When asked about his plans for the lottery prize, Huse said, “I think I’ll invest… and go on another vacation!”
50X The Cash is a $20 instant ticket with more than $45 million in prizes from $50 to $100,000. 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.