Spring Grove Man Celebrates Double Win with Platinum Diamond Spectacular
CHICAGO – Luck struck twice for an Illinois Lottery player who bought two winning instant tickets in two consecutive weeks. Each time, the Spring Grove man won playing the $30 Platinum Diamond Spectacular instant ticket. He won $10,000 in the first week and $1.2 million in the second week.
“I like to buy new games and when I saw this ticket I had a good feeling about it. I bought it, went home, scratched it, and saw that I won $10,000. I couldn’t believe it!” the player said. He bought the winning ticket at Spring Grove Marathon, 21725 Morning Dove Court, in Kildeer.
The following week, he decided to test his luck again and bought another Platinum Diamond Spectacular instant ticket. This time he won a whopping $1.2 million prize.
“It’s truly unbelievable. I told my wife right away and she cried. This is life-changing money for both of us,” he said. “When I won $10,000, I thought I would buy a new car. Now with the second win, I may buy a new house too,” the player said.
The Spring Grove man has been playing Illinois Lottery instant games for 25 years and is not a stranger to winning. “I have won a few thousand dollars throughout the years; my favorite games to play are the $20 instant tickets,” he said.
The lucky player believes that “persistence is key, you have to stay in it for the long haul.”
About the Illinois Lottery:
Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $21 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 homelessness prevention, Illinois Veterans services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, Special Olympics, police memorials 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 illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years old.