Beginner’s Luck For Cerro Gordo Resident

Wins $100,000 Illinois Lottery Prize

For Immediate Release Contact: Micaela Small 630-486-0658

Cerro Gordo, IL—September 24, 2013— Donna Fleener was in the check-out line at Casey’s General Store when the customer in front of her bought a Lucky Day Lotto ticket. “I had never played Lucky Day Lotto so I asked the clerk to give me the same thing the lady ahead of me bought,” said Fleener. The first-time player could not believe her luck when she won $100,000 in the August 26 evening drawing.

The morning after the drawing, Fleener checked the winning Lucky Day Lotto numbers in the Decatur Herald & Review newspaper. When she saw that the numbers on her ticket - 08 — 23 — 28 — 32 — 39 — were an exact match she immediately went to to double check the numbers. “I thought I must have won at least $5,000, but when I saw the prize was $100,000 I just couldn’t believe it! I never imagined I would win such a big prize!”

The lifetime resident of Cerro Gordo is married with one son, one daughter and five grandchildren. Her plans for the windfall include sharing with family and making home improvements. When asked if she had any advice for other players Fleener said, “Try something new!”

The winning ticket was purchased at Casey’s General Store, 310 South Jackson Street in Cerro Gordo. 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 now 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


About Illinois Lottery

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $20 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 Players must be at least 18 years old.