|For Immediate Release||Contact: Karina Rosado 312-368-5831|
Joliet, IL— January 7, 2014 — Joliet resident Anthony Brown jumped for joy when he discovered he’d won a top prize on a $250,000 Crossword instant ticket. Brown, a truck driver for the past 10 years, has always wanted to have his own trucking business and now his dream may come true. “This prize will help me become an entrepreneur and take care of my family.”
Brown, 40, recently injured his leg said this win couldn’t have come at a better time. After scratching his ticket, he couldn't believe his eyes and he literally jumped for joy. “I was so excited; I kept jumping up and down even though my leg would barely allow me to!”
The winning ticket was purchased at Republican Marathon, 2314 Glenwood Avenue, in Joliet. The retailer will receive a $2,500 bonus, 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling a winning ticket. $250,000 Crossword is a $10 instant ticket. There are still three unclaimed $250,000 prizes in the game. For more information, please visit www.illinoislottery.com.
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