Dream Comes True For Oak Lawn Resident

Wins $500,000 Illinois Lottery Prize

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

Oak Lawn, IL— October 17, 2013 — Winning the lottery is a dream come true — literally — for Abeer Asfour. “I’ve been having a recurring dream that I won the lottery, and my dream came true!” Asfour said after matching all five numbers — 08 — 09 — 15 — 18 — 24 — to win $500,000 in the October 4 Lucky Day Lottomidday drawing.

Asfour, an Oak Lawn resident for 20 years, is married with four children. She and her husband plan to invest the windfall for their children. “We will also donate to our church and we might buy a new car.” When asked if she had any advice for other lottery players, Asfour said, “If you have a dream that you won the lottery, you should buy a ticket!”

An occasional lottery player, Asfour said she buys a Lucky Day Lotto ticket once or twice a month. She purchased her winning Quick Pick ticket at Hani’s Liquor Station, 2601 West 51st Street in Chicago. The retailer received a $5,000 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 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.