Chicago Resident’s Instinct Leads To $100,000 On Illinois Lottery’s Lucky Day Lotto

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Chicago, IL—July 11, 2013 — “My husband is the one who usually plays the lottery, however on this day, something told me to play Lucky Day Lotto,” said Raquel Tovar after winning a $100,000 Lucky Day Lotto jackpot prize. “When I checked the ticket the next day, I froze. I was in shock then and I am still in shock that I won so much money.” Tovar’s Quick Pick ticket matched all five winning numbers — 08 - 20 - 22 - 31 - 34 — in the May 7 evening drawing.

“My husband didn’t believe me when I told him because I play once in a blue moon. He thought I was teasing him at first and now he is way more excited than I am!” Tovar bought her winning ticket at Rob’s Cigar Shop, 9203 South Commercial Avenue, in Chicago. The retailer received a $1,000 bonus, equal to 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.

When asked if she has any advice for other Lottery players, Tovar said, “Don’t give up. Play once in a while because you just never really know when you’ll get lucky.” Tovar will be sharing the prize with her husband and two children.

Jackpots for Lucky Day Lotto start at $100,000. Drawings are now twice a day, seven days a week with over 35,000 winners every day. That’s over 200,000 winners in Illinois every week! For more information, please visit


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