Special Day For Naperville Mom - Wins $100,000 IL Lottery Prize

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

Naperville, IL—March 15, 2013—“I buy Lottery tickets on special days, and March 1 is my daughter’s birthday,” said Karen Maxwell after winning $100,000 in the March 1 Lucky Day Lotto drawing. The Naperville resident’s Quick Pick ticket matched all five numbers — 03 - 06 - 08 - 10 - 29 — to win the jackpot.

Maxwell checked the winning Lucky Day Lotto numbers on the Illinois Lottery website the next day and saw that they matched the numbers on her ticket. “I won! I’m not kidding, I won!” she shouted to her family. Plans for the winnings include a family vacation in Florida and investing for her son and daughter to go to college. Maxwell’s Lottery check will be for $70,000 after required state and federal withholding.

When asked if she had any advice for others Maxwell said, “Try the lottery. The money supports good causes… and you really can win!”

The winning ticket was purchased at Oswald’s Pharmacy, 88 West Gartner Road, in Naperville. The retailer will receive 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


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