Northlake Resident Wins $1 Million Illinois Lottery Prize
Daniel Staron holds his $1 million winning ticket
|For Immediate Release||Contact: Micaela Small 630-486-0658|
Northlake, IL—August 22, 2013 — “I can’t believe my good luck,” Daniel Staron said when he presented his $1 million winning lottery ticket at the Illinois Lottery Prize Center in Des Plaines. The Northlake resident became an instant millionaire when he scratched a $250,000,000 Cash Spectacular lottery ticket.
Staron bought his winning $250,000,000 Cash Spectacular ticket at Ozzies Liquor and Deli, 11158 West Grand Avenue in Melrose Park. He was at home when he used a nickel to scratch it. “When I realized I won, I signed the back of my ticket right away,” he said. Staron is an independent residential painter. When asked about his plans for the windfall he said he will buy a house, invest and he added maybe take a much-needed rest.
Ozzies Liquor and Deli will receive a bonus of $10,000, equal to 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket. $250,000,000 Cash Spectacularoffers $250,000,000 in prizes, including 30 top prizes of $1 million. Players can win up to 15 times on one ticket. 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.