Freeport, Illinois — April 17, 2018 — The Illinois Lottery announced that Evelyn Zimmerman of Freeport instantly won $25,000 when she scratched a $250,000 Crossword ticket. They say Evelyn plans to invest her winnings and continue to build her savings.
Zimmerman purchased her winning $250,000 Crossword ticket at Sullivan’s Foods, 2002 W Galena Ave., in Freeport. The retailer received a bonus of $250, or one percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.
$250,000 Crossword is a $10 instant ticket with 48 top prizes of $250,000, 15 of which have not been claimed. On March 27th there was a $1,000,000 prize won at the Express Lane located at 452 Lake Lida Ln in Rochelle, Illinois that is still unclaimed.
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Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $20 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 Illinois Veterans services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, Special Olympics 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
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