Darien Resident Starts His Vacation With $100,000 Illinois Lottery Win

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Chicago, IL—May 21, 2013 —“I won the Lottery the day before I left for a vacation in Mexico,” said Richard Huse, “it was nerve-wracking, but in a great way!” The Darien resident was at work when he scratched a 50X The Cash ticket and instantly won $100,000. He immediately visited the Illinois Lottery Prize Center in Des Plaines to present his winning ticket. “I rushed to turn in my winning ticket because I didn’t want to leave a $100,000 winner in my house while I was away on vacation,” he said.

Huse buys one instant ticket each week. “This was the first time I ever tried this ticket. I really couldn’t believe I won.” The winning ticket was purchased at Darien Pantry, 737 Plainfield Road in Darien, where Huse is a regular customer. The retailer will receive a $1,000 bonus, 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling a winning ticket.

When asked about his plans for the lottery prize, Huse said, “I think I’ll invest… and go on another vacation!”

50X The Cash is a $20 instant ticket with more than $45 million in prizes from $50 to $100,000. For more information, please visit


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