Quick Pick Pays Off For Freeport Resident

Wins $200,000 Illinois Lottery Prize

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

Freeport, IL— January 7, 2014 — “I can’t believe I won $200,000 with a $1 Quick Pick!” Joseph Herrin said when he presented his winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket at the Illinois Lottery Prize Center in Rockford. The lucky Freeport resident matched all five numbers — 01 — 07 — 12 — 21 — 31 — to win $200,000 in the December 30 Lucky Day Lotto evening drawing.

Herrin’s plans for the windfall include buying a new house in Freeport, where he has lived for 21 years. “I’ll meet with a financial advisor and use this money wisely.” When asked if he had advice for other lottery players he said, “Try a Quick Pick. It worked for me!”

The winning ticket was purchased at Royal Liquor West, 306 Park Boulevard in Freeport. Herrin returned to the store the day after the drawing to check his ticket. “When I realized how much I’d won I couldn’t stop smiling!” The retailer will receive a $2,000 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 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


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