“Share this and money will come to you”
Prediction comes true for Chicago Resident – Wins $133,333 Illinois Lottery Prize
|For Immediate Release||Contact: Karina Rosado 773-569-1342|
Chicago, IL—June 20, 2014 — “All I did was share a post on social media that said ‘share this and money will come to you’, and three days later I won the Lottery!” said Emma Ramos when she presented her winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket at the Illinois Lottery Prize Center in Chicago. The Chicago resident won a $133,333 jackpot prize when her Quick Pick ticket matched all five numbers – 11 - 22 - 32 - 34 – 37 – in the Tuesday, May 24 evening drawing.
Ramos was at a store buying a soda when she bought a $1 Lucky Day Lotto Quick Pick ticket. The next day she returned to the same store to check the winning Lucky Day Lotto numbers and was surprised when the clerk told her she’d won. After signing the back of the ticket, she rushed back to the car where her husband was waiting for her. While waiving the ticket she said to him, “Kiss me honey, I think we’re rich!”
Ramos, 76, is a retired dentist and has been living in Illinois for more than 50 years. She is married with two children. Her plans for the windfall are to pay bills and take a vacation, possibly to her native country of the Philippines. When asked what advice she would give to other lottery players she said, “Believe anything’s possible!”
The winning ticket was purchased at Bockwinkle’s, 155 North Harbor Drive in Chicago. 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 Berwyn Amoco, 3845 South Harlem Avenue in Berwyn and Citgo, 4901 South Central Avenue in Stickney.
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.