You Only Need One Ticket to Win!

Crest Hill Resident Wins $500,000 Illinois Lottery Prize

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

Crest Hill, IL—August 28, 2014 — “It really does only take one ticket to win!”  Andrew Craig said after winning half a million dollars playing Lucky Day Lotto.  The lucky Crest Hill resident’s $1 Quick Pick ticket matched all five numbers - 07 - 18 - 24 - 33 – 35 – to win $500,000 in the June 23 Lucky Day Lotto evening drawing.

Craig, 54, has lived in Crest Hill for 16 years.  His plans for the windfall include buying a new car and investing.  “I took my time and got some professional financial advice before claiming my prize.  I plan to invest wisely.”

An occasion Lucky Day Lotto player, Craig said he plays once or twice each week.  He bought his winning ticket at Food 4 Less, 1701 North Larkin Avenue in Crest Hill.  The retailer received a bonus of $5,000, 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling a winning ticket. 

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