|For Immediate Release||Contact: Micaela Small 630-486-0658|
Keokuk, Iowa—May 22, 2013 —“A few times a week I go to Illinois to visit a friend and I always buy a Lucky Day Lotto ticket while I’m there,” said Richard Phillips, a Keokuk, Iowa resident after winning $100,000 playing the Illinois Lottery’s Lucky Day Lotto game. Phillips’ Quick Pick ticket matched all five numbers – 01 – 10 – 34 – 38 – 39 – in the May 4 Lucky Day Lotto drawing.
The Phillips will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this November. They plan to have a party with their seven children, 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. “It’s going to be an even bigger party now, thanks to this Lottery win.” They also plan to pay bills and maybe take a trip to California.
The winning ticket was purchased at Pat’s Pit Stop, 255 South 2nd Street in Hamilton. The retailer received a $1,000 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! The Lucky Day Lotto drawing takes place every night at 9:22 p.m. 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.