|For Immediate Release||Contact: Micaela Small 630-486-0658|
Bloomington, IL— January 14, 2014 — The very first time Terry Meredith played Lucky Day Lotto he hit the jackpot. “On a whim, I decided to try a Lucky Day Lotto $1 Quick Pick. I can’t believe I won!” said the lucky Bloomington resident when he presented his winning ticket at the Illinois Lottery Prize Center in Springfield. Meredith matched all five numbers — 11 — 22 - 29 — 33 — 36 — to win $100,000 in the December 24 Lucky Day Lotto evening drawing.
Meredith, a laborer, severely injured his shoulder recently and is recovering from surgery. “As a result I’m currently unemployed so this win couldn’t have come at a better time.” His plans for the windfall include paying bills and saving for a house. When asked if he had advice for other lottery players Meredith said, “I’ve played Powerball and Mega Millions a few times, but my first-ever Lucky Day Lotto ticket was my big winner. My advice is to try something new!”
The winning ticket was purchased at 6 Points Fast Stop, 1001 Six Points Road in Bloomington. The retailer will receive 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 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.