Local woman wins $250,000 on a scratch-off ticket

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LOVES PARK, Ill., (WIFR) -- A Loves Park woman celebrates after winning $250,000 on a lotto scratch-off ticket.

Laura Carroll scratched a ticket of Casino Royale and instantly won the top prize of $250,000. The ticket only cost her $5.

"This is incredible! I am going to pay off all of my student loans," said Carroll as she presented her winning ticket to the Illinois Lottery Prize Center.

Carroll bought the winning ticket at Phillips 66 at 4291 N. Perryville Road, in Loves Park. A $2,500 bonus goes to the retailer, which is 1% of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.

Casino Royale features three top prizes of $250,000, two of which have not been claimed.