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For Immediate Release
Burbank, IL— September 9, 2014 — Christopher Bielecki wasn’t sure which Illinois Lottery instant ticket to buy after the store ran out of his favorite game. “I usually buy a Monopoly ticket and this was the first time I had to choose a different game to play. I am so happy I made the right choice!” the lucky Burbank resident said after winning $250,000 on a Black Diamond 7s instant ticket.
Bielecki, 39, has lived in Burbank all of his life. His plans for the windfall include taking his sister and niece on a trip to Universal Studios theme park in Florida. When asked if he had any advice for other lottery players he said, “Don’t give up!”
The winning ticket was purchased at Jewel-Osco, 21164 South La Grange Road in Frankfort. The store will receive a $2,500 bonus, 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling a winning ticket. Black Diamond 7s is a $5 instant ticket that offers over 150,000 prizes of $25 or more and a top prize of $250,000. Four $250,000 top prizes remain unclaimed.
Source: Press Release IllinoisLottery.com