Persistence Pays Off For Pembroke Township Resident

Wins $250,000 Illinois Lottery Prize

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

Pembroke Township, IL—September 17, 2013— “I never thought this would happen to me!” Larry Cox said excitedly after winning $250,000 playing Lucky Day Lotto. The Pembroke Township resident was shocked to discover that the numbers on his $1 Quick Pick ticket — 13 - 28 - 34 - 37 - 38 — were an exact match in the August 2 Lucky Day Lotto evening drawing.

“I’ve been playing Lucky Day Lotto every day for more than a year,” Cox said. The lucky lottery player is married with three children and 11 grandchildren. Plans for the windfall include sharing with his family and investing. When asked if he had any advice for others he said, “Don’t give up!”

Cox was at Casey’s General Store, 110 South Dixie Highway in St. Anne buying his favorite treat--strawberry licorice--when the clerk reminded him to get his Lucky Day Lotto ticket. The retailer will receive a $2,500 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 now 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.