Lucky Day for Brother and Sister!
Cicero Residents Share $133,333 Illinois Lottery Prize
|For Immediate Release||Contact: Karina Rosado 773-569-1342|
Cicero, IL—June 16, 2014 — “My sister was my good luck charm!” Adan Aguirre said when he presented his winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket at the Illinois Lottery Prize Center in Chicago. The Cicero resident won a $133,333 jackpot prize when his Quick Pick ticket matched all five numbers – 11 - 22 - 32 - 34 – 37 – in the Tuesday, May 24 evening drawing.
Aguirre was visiting his sister Diana for Memorial Day weekend when he asked her to buy him a Lucky Day Lotto ticket when she ran to the store to buy snacks. Diana did him the favor and bought one Quick Pick ticket. The next morning Aguirre used his phone to check the winning Lucky Day Lotto numbers on illinoislottery.com. When he realized he’d won, he rushed to his sister’s house to share the news. “She didn’t believe me, especially because it was her first time ever buying a lottery ticket!”
Aguirre, 38, was born in Mexico and raised in Chicago. He is a single dad with an 18 year-old son and eight year-old daughter. When asked about his plans for the windfall he said, “My sister and I had an agreement that if I ever won the lottery, I would share the prize with her.” Both brother and sister plan to take their families on a vacation in the Caribbean.
The winning ticket was purchased at Berwyn Amoco, 3845 South Harlem Avenue in Berwyn. The retailer will receive a $1,333 bonus, equal to 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket. Three winning tickets shared the May 24 $400,000 jackpot. The other two $133,333 winning tickets were purchased at Citgo, 4901 South Central Avenue in Stickney and Bockwinkle’s, 155 North Harbor Drive in Chicago.
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 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.