Chicago Resident Wins Crossword Again!

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Chicago, IL—May 29, 2013 —“Crossword is my favorite game!” said Yvonne Steele after winning $75,000 on the Illinois Lottery’s popular instant game. Steele is a fan of playing Crossword because she believes there are more chances of winning. “Last year I won twice on Crossword for smaller prizes, and this time my family didn’t believe me when I told them I won $75,000 dollars,” Steele said.

The Chicago resident is a retiree from The Chicago Department of Transportation. Her plans with the windfall include providing financial assistance to her family, including helping her niece with her college tuition, and taking a trip to Aruba.

Prior to this, Steele’s largest lottery win was two $1,000 prizes on a $5 Crossword ticket. When asked if the lucky lottery winner had any advice for others, she said, “If you’re feeling lucky, play a couple of instant tickets...because you may win big like me!” The $75,000 winning ticket was purchased at Mobil, 850 East 63rd, in Chicago. The retailer will receive 1 percent of the prize, or $750 for selling the winning ticket.

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