|For Immediate Release||Contact: Micaela Small 630-486-0658|
Lombard, IL— January 8, 2014 — “What a great way to start the New Year!” David Zack said when he presented his winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket at the Illinois Lottery Prize Center in Des Plaines. The lucky Lombard resident matched all five numbers — 07 — 22 — 26 — 33 — 36 — to win $400,000 in the December 24 Lucky Day Lotto midday drawing.
Zack and his wife Karen have lived in Lombard for 40 years. They have three children and five grandchildren. Their plans for the windfall include paying bills and investing. “This lottery win means we will worry less about our finances, it will give us peace of mind.” When asked if he had advice for other lottery players Zack said, “I’ve been playing the same numbers for years and it paid off, so my advice is to choose some numbers and stick with them.”
The winning ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven, 801 South Westmore Avenue in Lombard. The retailer will receive a $4,000 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 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.