Alton Woman Wins Trip to Play Wheel of Fortune
Illinois Lottery sends three players to Hollywood
|For Immediate Release||Contact: Tracy Owens (312) 793-1682 (office)|
ALTON, Ill. – Aug 24, 2011 – The Illinois Lottery announced today that an Alton woman is one of three to win an all expenses paid trip to Hollywood to play a Lottery players-only game of Wheel of Fortune with Pat Sajak and Vanna White.
Nikeyla Thomas won the trip through the Illinois Lottery’s Wheel of Fortune instant game, which features a second-chance drawing that gives players the opportunity to enter their non-winning tickets for a chance to win $1 million and an all-expense paid trip to Hollywood to play Wheel of Fortune.
Ms. Thomas will fly to Hollywood with three guests. She will also receive $1,000 in spending money in addition to prizes won during the game.
The Wheel of Fortune instant game debuted in June and boasts more than $28 million in total prizes, including top prizes of $250,000, $10,000 and $1,000.
Players can learn more about the Illinois Lottery and its Wheel of Fortune instant game by visiting www.illinoislottery.com.
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.