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Rockford Resident Wins $250,000 Illinois Lottery Prize

March 1, 2018
Samuel Zammuto holds his winning Black Ice 7s ticket.
For Immediate Release Contact: Jason Schaumburg (312) 793-3034

ROCKFORD, IL — March 1, 2018 — Samuel Zammuto of Rockford scratched a Black Ice 7s ticket and instantly won a $250,000 top prize. Zammuto plans to use his winnings to invest in his grandchildren’s education.

Zammuto purchased his lottery ticket at a Fas Mart, 6010 E. Riverside Blvd., in Loves Park. The retailer received a bonus of $2,500, or one percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.

Black Ice 7s is a $5 instant ticket that features seven top prizes of $250,000, four of which have not been claimed. For more information or to subscribe online, 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