Cary IL Lottery Winner Loses Job and Wins Lottery the Same Day

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Cary, IL— January 9, 2013— Just six days before Christmas, carpenter Wladyslaw Krawiec showed up for work only to be told to go back home. “My boss said there was no more work for us, so I picked up my tools, left the job site and drove home.” On his way, however, Krawiec said a prayer asking for “a little bit of help.” He stopped at a gas station to check his Lucky Day Lotto ticket from the previous night’s drawing and discovered he won $175,000. The Cary resident matched all five numbers – 01 – 02 – 08 – 29 – 36 – in the December 18 drawing.

“We won! We won!” Krawiec shouted into the phone to his wife, who he called immediately after confirming the win. “It’s so exciting, and this lottery win means some security, it means I can relax a little,” he said. He plans to invest his winnings.

The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at Stop Everyday, 66 East Jackson Boulevard in Chicago. “I like to buy my tickets in different places, I feel like it’s lucky,” Krawiec said. The store received a $1,750 bonus, 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.

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