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Maroa Resident Wins $250,000 Illinois Lottery Prize

March 27, 2018
Vickie Weikle holds her winning $250,000 Crossword ticket.
For Immediate Release Contact: Jason Schaumburg (312) 793-3034

MAROA, IL — March 27, 2018 — Vickie Weikle of Maroa instantly won a $250,000 top prize when she scratched a $250,000 Crossword ticket. This isn’t Weikle’s first win. She previously won $10,000 after playing an instant game. She plans to use her latest winnings to pay off her home and buy a new car or Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Weikle purchased her winning $250,000 Crossword ticket at Freedom Oil Co., 101 S. Wood St., in Maroa. The retailer received a bonus of $2,500, or one percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket. 

$250,000 Crossword is a $10 instant ticket that features 48 top prizes of $250,000, of which 17 are unclaimed. For more information, please visit


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