Wildwood Resident Wins $250,000 Playing Illinois Lottery’s ‘Hit or Miss’ Game
|For Immediate Release||Contact: Micaela Furyk 630-486-0658|
Wildwood, IL – July 17, 2014 – “At first I thought I won $250, then when I saw that I matched all 12 numbers and won $250,000, I couldn’t believe it!” Stan Chudzik Jr. said when he presented his winning Hit or Miss ticket at the Illinois Lottery Prize Center in Des Plaines. The lucky Wildwood resident won $250,000 when he “hit” the first 12 numbers - 02 - 04 - 05 - 06 - 13 - 15 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 22 – 23 – (04), in the 4th of July 6:30 p.m. Hit or Miss drawing. Today, Illinois Lottery officials presented Chudzik a ceremonial $250,000 check to commemorate his win.
A Wildwood resident for the past six years, Chudzik has lived in the Grayslake area all his life. He is married with three children and two grandchildren. He plans to share the windfall with family, invest and buy his wife a new car.
“I’ve always had a feeling that I was going to win big playing this game.” Chudzik plays Hit or Miss three times a week and said he always buys his tickets at Foremost Liquors, 145 U.S. Highway 45 in Grayslake. The retailer will receive a $2,500 bonus for selling the winning ticket, equal to one percent of the prize.
Hit or Miss costs $2 per game. Players win cash by matching 8 to 12 numbers --or matching 0 to 4 numbers—of the 12 numbers selected (from 24 total) for each drawing. Players that win a $250,000 top prize can win an additional 20 annual payments of $100,000 by matching The Good Life number—a randomly generated number from 1 to 5. That’s a total potential prize of $2.25 million!
Drawings take place four times a day, seven days a week at 10:30 a.m., 12:40 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 9:22 p.m. Winning numbers are displayed on www.illinoislottery.com.
Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $18 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 www.illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years old.