Iowa Resident Wins $100,000 Playing Illinois Lottery’s Lucky Day Lotto
|For Immediate Release||Contact: Micaela Small 630-486-0658|
Keokuk, Iowa—May 22, 2013 —“A few times a week I go to Illinois to visit a friend and I always buy a Lucky Day Lotto ticket while I’m there,” said Richard Phillips, a Keokuk, Iowa resident after winning $100,000 playing the Illinois Lottery’s Lucky Day Lotto game. Phillips’ Quick Pick ticket matched all five numbers – 01 – 10 – 34 – 38 – 39 – in the May 4 Lucky Day Lotto drawing.
The Phillips will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this November. They plan to have a party with their seven children, 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. “It’s going to be an even bigger party now, thanks to this Lottery win.” They also plan to pay bills and maybe take a trip to California.
The winning ticket was purchased at Pat’s Pit Stop, 255 South 2nd Street in Hamilton. The retailer received a $1,000 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 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 www.illinoislottery.com.
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 www.illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years old.