Jasper County Resident Wins IL Lottery Prize – Twice!

For Immediate Release Contact: Micaela Small

Hidalgo, IL—February 21, 2014 — After playing the same numbers for nine years, Judy Chapman won the lottery – twice!  “Because of the bad weather, I haven’t been out at the stores much so I played for several consecutive Lucky Day Lotto drawings.  I didn’t realize the dates overlapped when I bought my next ticket,” Chapman explained when she presented her winning tickets at the Illinois Lottery Prize Center in Springfield.  The lucky Hidalgo resident had two $50,000 winning tickets for the February 9 Lucky Day Lotto evening drawing.

“My winning numbers – 04 – 12 – 13 - 25 – 27 – are family birthdates. I knew they would come in some day!”  Chapman is married with three children and eight grandchildren.  She has lived in Jasper County all her life.  Her plans for the $100,000 windfall include making home improvements and buying new furniture.  When asked if she had any advice for other players she said, “Stick with the same numbers and don’t give up.  I’m living proof that anyone can win the lottery!”

The winning tickets were purchased at One Stop Shoppe, 400 East Jourdan Street in Newton.  The retailer received a $1,000 bonus, equal to 1 percent of the prize amounts, for selling the winning tickets. 

Jackpots for Lucky Day Lotto start at $100,000. Drawings are twice a day, seven days a week with an average of 40,000 winners every day. That’s over 250,000 winners in Illinois each week!  For more information, please visit


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