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Channahon Family’s Dreams Come True with $1,300,000 Illinois Lottery Prize

January 2, 2018
Thomas Lewis holds his winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket.
For Immediate Release Contact: Jason Schaumburg (312) 793-3034

CHANNAHON, IL — January 2, 2018 — Channahon resident Thomas Lewis won $1,300,000 when his Lucky Day Lotto ticket matched all five numbers – 14, 18, 27, 31 and 45 – in the Wednesday, December 20, evening drawing.

Lewis decided to play on a whim, but his big win couldn’t have come at a better time. He has been in the process of buying a new house and already planned on taking his family to Disney World. “It feels meant to be! Everything was telling me to buy a Quick Pick,” said Lewis. “Being able to pay for the house and the trip without a worry is the celebration!”

He also plans on investing for his family’s future.

Lewis bought his $1,300,000 winning Lucky Day Lotto Quick Pick ticket at USA Liquors, 25228 W. Reed St., in Channahon.  The retailer received a bonus of $13,000, or one percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.

More than 35,000 players won prizes ranging from $1 to $200 in this Lucky Day Lotto drawing. Lucky Day Lotto drawings are twice a day, seven days a week.  For more information, please visit


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Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $20 billion (since 1985) 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 services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, Special Olympics and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for all draw-based Illinois Lottery games at Players must be at least 18 years old