A Mascoutah resident played a Million $$ Match ticket in the Illinois Lottery and instantly won a $100,000 prize.
John Wright was at Speedi-Chek, 1040 W. Main St., in Mascoutah, when he bought and scratched his Million $$ Match ticket.
“I was shocked when I saw the $100,000 prize amount. I signed the back of my ticket right away,” he said.
His plans for the windfall include helping his daughter pay for college.
Speedi-Chek received a $1,000 bonus, 1 percent of the prize amount, for selling a winning ticket. Million $$ Match is a $30 instant ticket featuring three top prizes of $5,000,000, five prizes of $1,000,000 and 14 prizes of $100,000. Two of the $5,000,000 prizes, three of the $1,000,000 prizes, and eight of the $100,000 prizes, have not been claimed.
For more information, visit illinoislottery.com.
— The Illinois Business Journal