UPDATE: Freeport Man Wins $200,000 in December Lucky Day Lotto Drawing

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

UPDATE: A lucky Freeport man won $200,000 after matching all five numbers in the December 30, 2013 Lucky Day Lotto evening draw.

“I can’t believe I won $200,000 with a $1 Quick Pick!” Joseph Herrin said when he presented his winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket at the Illinois Lottery Prize Center in Rockford.

Herrin’s plans for the windfall include buying a new house in Freeport, where he has lived for 21 years. “I’ll meet with a financial advisor and use this money wisely.” When asked if he had advice for other lottery players he said, “Try a Quick Pick. It worked for me!”

The winning ticket was purchased at Royal Liquor West, 306 Park Boulevard in Freeport. Herrin returned to the store the day after the drawing to check his ticket. “When I realized how much I’d won I couldn’t stop smiling!” The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus, equal to 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.

Jackpots for Lucky Day Lotto start at $100,000. Drawings are twice a day, seven days a week with over 40,000 winners every day. That’s over 250,000 winners in Illinois every week! For more information, please visit www.illinoislottery.com.

FREEPORT (WIFR) -- Someone is $200,000 richer after purchasing a winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket at a Freeport store.

According to a press release, the winner bought a Quick Pick ticket at Royal Liquor West. The person -- who has yet to come forward -- matched all five numbers in last night's drawing.

The retailer will receive one percent of the prize amount -- about $2,000.

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