|For Immediate Release||Contact: Micaela Small 630-486-0658|
Naperville, IL—September 24, 2013— Brian Leisten won the lottery because of a change of plans. “I was supposed to be away in Michigan visiting family that week, but we decided not to travel ,” Leisten said. “How lucky that I was home in Illinois, not up in Michigan, and bought my Lucky Day Lotto ticket!” The Naperville resident won $150,000 when the numbers on his ticket — 05 — 15 — 16 — 22 — 23 — were an exact match in the Wednesday August 21 Lucky Day Lotto evening drawing.
Leisten works for the Illinois Tollway and has lived in Naperville for 26 years. He plans to use his winnings to pay bills and invest for retirement. He bought his winning Quick Pick ticket at Circle K, 1707 South Washington Street in Naperville. The retailer will receive a $1,500 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 now twice a day, seven days a week with over 40,000 winners every day. That’s over 250,000 winners in Illinois every week! For more information, please visit www.illinoislottery.com.
About Illinois Lottery
Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $18 billion to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like Illinois Veterans, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for Mega Millions, Powerball and Lotto at www.illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years old.