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Freeport Resident Wins $25,000 Illinois Lottery Prize

April 17, 2018
Evelyn Zimmerman holds her winning $250,000 Crossword instant ticket.
For Immediate Release Contact: Jason Schaumburg (312) 793-3034

FREEPORT, IL — April 17, 2018 — Evelyn Zimmerman of Freeport instantly won $25,000 when she scratched a $250,000 Crossword ticket. She plans to invest her winnings and continue to build her savings.

Zimmerman purchased her winning $250,000 Crossword ticket at Sullivan’s Foods,  2002 W Galena Ave., in Freeport. The retailer received a bonus of $250, or one percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket. $250,000 Crossword is a $10 instant ticket with 48 top prizes of $250,000, 15 of which have not been claimed. 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