ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- “I’m Irish and I’ve always wanted to go to Ireland. Now I can!” Michael Boyd said excitedly after winning $250,000 playing Lucky Day Lotto. When Boyd read in the newspaper that a winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket was sold in Rockford he immediately checked the winning numbers on illinoislottery.com. The lucky Rockford resident “got goose bumps” when the numbers on his Quick Pick ticket – 10 - 20 - 33 - 34 - 36 – were a perfect match in the August 8 Lucky Day Lotto evening drawing.
“I always thought I would win a Lucky Day Lotto prize, but I didn’t think it would be this big,” Boyd said. He and his wife have lived in Rockford for 13 years. They have one son and one grandson, for whom they plan to start a college fund with part of the winnings.
The winning ticket was purchased at Express Lane, 3202 South Alpine Road in Rockford. The retailer will receive a $2,500 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 now 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.