Frankfort Resident Wins $125,000 Playing On The Internet

“It Could Happen To You!”

For Immediate Release Contact: Karina Rosado (312) 368-5831

Frankfort, IL—May 21, 2013 —James Polka is the Illinois Lottery’s newest Lucky Day Lotto online subscription winner. The Frankfort resident chose a random group of numbers for $1 and matched all five — 04 - 05 - 08 - 10 - 24 — in the April 18 drawing and won $125,000.

“I was watching TV when I saw the exact numbers I selected. I immediately went on my computer and saw an email message from the Illinois Lottery. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I registered to play the lottery online after I saw a Powerball subscriber who had won big,” Polka said. “My advice to others is never give up. It could happen to you!”

Polka, a retired employee of a railroad, said the win was timed perfectly. ”I have three boys and they need a lot of support,” he said. In addition to taking care of his family and bills, he plans to use the money wisely and remodel his two cars.

Jackpots for Lucky Day Lotto start at $100,000. Drawings are seven days a week with over 35,000 winners every day. That’s over 200,000 winners in Illinois every week! The Lucky Day Lotto drawing takes place every night at 9:22 p.m. 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.