Marchelle Wichols-Baker, pictured with her husband Philip, holds her $325,000 winning ticket.
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Chicago, IL—February 6, 2013— “I love Lucky Day Lotto! One day I’m grocery shopping and the next day I’m winning the lottery!” said Marchelle Wichols-Baker after winning $325,000 playing Lucky Day Lotto. The Chicago resident matched all five numbers – 05 – 22 – 35 – 37 – 38 – in the January 17 drawing.
Wichols-Baker used her cell phone to look up the drawing results on the Illinois Lottery website (illinoislottery.com). She almost dropped her phone after seeing that the winning ticket was sold at Dominick’s in Evanston. “I just went shopping there! I kept thinking that it couldn’t be me… it couldn’t be me… so I ran to get my ticket and checked the numbers …and it was me!”
That evening, she and her husband Philip double-checked the winning numbers, signed the back of the ticket, and put it in a small safe. Currently living in an apartment, the couple plans to use the winnings to purchase a house.
The winning ticket, a $1 Quick Pick, was purchased at Dominick’s Finer Food located at 1910 Dempster in Evanston. The store received a $3,250 bonus for selling a 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.