Antioch Resident to Buy a Real House
After Playing Lottery Monopoly!

Wins $250,000 Playing Illinois Lottery Monopoly Instant Game

For Immediate Release Contact: Micaela Small

Antioch, IL—March 21, 2014 — “I can’t believe I won $250,000!” Antioch resident Jeff Quist said when he presented his $250,000 winning Monopoly instant ticket at the Illinois Lottery Prize Center in Des Plaines.  “I plan to use the money to buy a house, just like when you play the Monopoly board game, except it’s a real house!”

Quist bought his winning ticket out of the lottery self-service machine at Corner Crossing, 211 West Grass Lake Road in Lake Villa. “I chose this ticket because it was a new game,” he said.  Corner Crossing will receive a $2,500 bonus, 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling a winning ticket.

Monopoly is a $5 instant ticket featuring a top prize of $250,000. Two of the $250,000 prizes have not yet been claimed.  For more information, please visit


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