Mother Of Two Wins Bingo's First Top $50,000 Prize
Meet Cynthia Pfister
What game did you win and how much did you win?
I won $50,000 on the $3 Bingo.
Where did you purchase the winning ticket?
I purchased my ticket at the Kountry Store in Trenton, IL.
How long have you been playing the Illinois Lottery?
I’ve been playing the Lottery for the last three years.I love playing the scratch offs.
Who did you call first?
Pretty much everybody. I called my dad, my mom,grandmother and the rest of my family.
What was your reaction when you found out you won?
Well, at first I thought it was only four corners so I thought it was going to be $5,000. Then I went to the gas station and I was sitting outside waiting for it to clear out. I kept on looking at my ticket and I said to myself, "Wait a minute, this is not $5,000….it's $50,000!" $5,000 is good but $50,000 is a lot better.
What do you plan to do with your part of the winnings?
Well, I want to go to college so this will be the beginning of my future. This is a gift from God because there's no other way I could've gone to college. The father of my children has always wanted to do stock car-racing so I'll be giving him part of my money for him to realize his dream. I also want to purchase a new vehicle.
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.