Tax Accountant Crunches A Few Numbers Of His Own!

Wins $150,000 on Illinois Lottery’s Lucky Day Lotto

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Chicago, IL—May 13, 2013 —Last month Vlado Trivunovic won $1 on a Lucky Day Lotto Quick Pick so he decided to cash it in on his lunch break in Chicago’s Loop. “I decided to buy another $1 Lucky Day Lotto Quick Pick,” Trivunovic said. The next day he couldn’t believe his luck when he checked his numbers. “I was definitely awestruck; I was shocked I won on a ticket I purchased with a $1 win,” he said of his $150,000 Lucky Day Lotto prize. Trivunovic matched all five numbers – 12 – 16 – 17 – 20 – 26 – in the April 22 Lucky Day Lotto Drawing.

The Griffith, Indiana, resident is a Tax Accountant and always has a plan under way when it comes to money. He hasn’t decided what he wants to do with his recent windfall just yet. “The initial shock hasn’t worn off,” Trivunovic said. “I’m sure in a few weeks, I’ll have something mapped out,” he said. When asked if he had any advice for other Lottery players he responded, “Don’t blow it all in one place!”

The winning ticket was purchased at Gateway Newstand, 10 South LaSalle Street in Chicago. The retailer will receive a $1,500 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 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


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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.