“Now We Have More To Give” Crystal Lake Resident Plans To Share IL Lottery Win

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Crystal Lake, IL – December 5, 2012 – “Christmas will be different this year because now we have more to give,” said Susan Wolek after becoming a Lucky Day Lotto jackpot winner.  The Crystal Lake resident matched all five numbers – 12 - 17 – 19 – 21 – 35 – in the November 19 drawing and won $275,000. “It’s wonderful to be able to help your family, what a nice feeling!”

Wolek stopped to put gas in her car and decided to buy a $1 Lucky Day Lotto Quick Pick. “I usually play $1 a week because I always believed that it only takes one ticket to win,” she said.  She discovered her win the day before Thanksgiving when her husband Ken checked the ticket at the store. “We have so much to be thankful for!”  She and Ken have lived in Crystal Lake for 40 years. Their plans for the winnings include investing in their future. "This win means that we don’t have to worry so much about our retirement.”    

The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at Crystal Lake Mart, 770 Virginia Road in Crystal Lake. The store will receive a $2,750 bonus from the Lottery for selling the 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


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