Quick Pick Ticket Brings Rockford Lotto Player $1,314 Prize
CHICAGO—A decision to pick up a Quick Pick Lotto ticket brought one Rockford player, Dorile Burnell Sr., a $1314 prize in the May 15 game draw.
“When I found out that I won I was at home and I was so excited,” exclaimed Burnell Sr. “The first person I told was my wife,” he said.
The longtime lottery player shares that his go-to favorite game to play is Lucky Day Lotto and that when it comes time to pick up a ticket, he considers every store to be his lucky retailer of choice.
The winning Lotto ticket was sold at the Circle K gas station at 1030 E. State St. in Rockford.
When it comes to advice that Burnell Sr. wants to share with fellow Illinois Lottery players, he says, “You have got to be in it to win it!”
Winners have one year from the original drawing date to claim their prize and guidelines to claim prizes can be found on the Illinois Lottery website.
The Lotto game is an Illinois-only game and recently announced two great game enhancements that improve the experience for players. Firstly, the numbers that players can choose from was reduced from 52 to 50, improving the odds for players across all prize tiers.
Plus, following the regular Lotto draw, every ticket for that draw is automatically entered into two subsequent draws, giving players the chance to win two additional prizes of $1 million.
The Lotto jackpot continues to roll and the top game prize has reached $5.15 million for the next draw which is tomorrow, Thursday, May 27 at 9:15 p.m. CT. Lotto drawings are held three days per week on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. For more information or to buy tickets online, please visit illinoislottery.com or download the Illinois Lottery app on your smartphone.
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.