Poplar Grove Resident
Wins $200,000 Illinois Lottery Prize

For Immediate Release Contact: Micaela Small

Poplar Grove, IL—March 13, 2014 — “I’ve had great luck with this game!” Tanya Wilson said when she presented her $200,000 winning $500 Frenzy instant ticket at the Illinois Lottery Prize Center in Rockford.

“I buy one $500 Frenzy  ticket each week and I usually win $5 or $10… and now this!”  The lucky Poplar Grove resident has lived in the Rockford area all her life and works at the Chrysler plant in Belvidere.  Her plans for the windfall include buying a new vehicle and going on a vacation, “Somewhere warm!”

The winning ticket was purchased at Marathon, 13615 Illinois Route 76 in Poplar Grove.  The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus, 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling a winning ticket.

$500 Frenzy is a $5 instant ticket with over $5million in $500 prizes and a top prize of $200,000.  Two of the $200,000 prizes have not yet been claimed.  For more information, please visit


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